Saturday, September 17, 2011
Today is Constitution Day. It is the commemoration of the signing of our United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. Today is worthy of celebration, as this founding document has succeeded in helping make "We the People" a part of the freest, greatest nation on the face of the earth.
I briefly shared the importance of September 17th with my seventh grade English Language Arts classes yesterday. One of my students happened to be wearing just the right shirt. He didn't wear it in honor of Constitution Day, I'm sure, but he provided a visual aid and a valuable lesson nonetheless. Written on the front of his shirt was this phrase: "Restore Justice and Savor the Blessing of Liberty." How perfect! Once I saw his shirt, I spoke of it to the rest of my classes as I informed them of Constitution Day.
In addition to sharing this with my classes and admiring a student's T-shirt, I also registered for a five week online course on the Constitution, via Hillsdale College. It's called, "Introduction to the Constitution." Learn more about it and/or register here.
May God bless America.