On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. Today, as we celebrate Constitution Day, the staff at BGU encourages you to observe this important day in our nation's history. Demonstrate your Love for the United States of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us by celebrating with us today.
About Constitution Day:
Senator Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat and Congress' unofficial constitutional scholar, believes that American primary, secondary, and post-secondary students lack significant knowledge regarding the United States Constitution. In December 2004, Senator Byrd proposed an amendment that was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate as a way to help increase students' knowledge about the constitution.
Legislation requires that all educational institutions receiving federal funds implement educational programs relating to the U.S. Constitution on September 17 of each year. This date was selected in recognition of September 17, 1787, when the 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the United States Constitution and present it to the American public, changing the course of history.
Take a moment to browse resources with more information about the U.S. Constitution.