Constitution Day and Citizenship Day 2011

Many of the little-known special days, weeks, and months that I mention here are created by an organization to support a cause or product or activity. Although Constitution Day and Citizenship Day isn’t well-known, it is in fact a legal observance designated in Title 36 of the United States Code.

The law states:

(b) Purpose.— Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.

So, today I congratulate all United States citizens, whether you were born here or came here from somewhere else. You are part of the great melting pot that is our country.

And today is a good day to read the Constitution again—or for the first time!

Learn more about this observance at the Library of Congress.

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