Jackson Sun: Milan students celebrate Constitution Week

Sep 19, 2012

 

In honor of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, students at Milan Middle School will participate in a Constitution Week event this morning sponsored by the office of U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

 

Jennifer Weems, Corker’s area field director, will lead an interactive presentation with students, showing a replica of the Constitution and discussing its importance in every American’s life.

 

Corker’s office is holding events across Tennessee during National Constitution Week, September 17–23, according to a news release.

 

“I am still amazed by the wisdom our Founding Fathers showed in crafting such an elegant document that has provided the foundation for our government and our country for 225 years,” Corker said in the release. “I hope the students who attend our Constitution Week events across the state come away wanting to learn more about our country’s history, values and system of government.”

 

The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. In 1956, Congress requested that President Eisenhower proclaim a “Constitution Week” each September.

 

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