Constitution Day: Icon for Freedom
This is the 222nd year in America's Constitution for freedom, at 3pm a bell will ring to mark the start of the Constitution week.
The Daughters of the American Revolution adopted a project in April 1955 to promote the observance of the United States Constitution with a memorial week beginning on the anniversary of its signing, Sept. 17, 1787.
Peter Johnson from UND Media Relations had said that patriotic music will be played over the carillon during the lunch hour, that's how the school will be marking Constitution week.
Donna Trosen, who chairs Constitution Week for the 39-member Grand Forks chapter of DAR, said some people still take the Constitution for granted.
Trosen had also said "people like Jay Leno will ask people about the Constitution on their TV shows, he'll have a history teacher on there, and they'll say they don't know. The Constitution is the world’s oldest constitution in use, our most important document and the least known in official observances. I'm proud that many people are able to speak their minds without repercussions."
The DAR said the Constitution, after 222 years, still is an icon of freedom.
First Sergeant Charles Broomhall, Company D, was thinking that September 17th, 1862 was the 75th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.
Or if he did understand the significance of the date, while studying the damage being done by the solid and case shot from the corps artillery screaming into the smoke-obscured rebel lines formed up against them a mile to the south, did he truly ponder the consequences of the momentous event in which he was about to be a bit player
Nearly 23, 000 Americans had died on the battlefield making it the bloodiest day in our countrie's history.
Today, September 17th, is indeed a date that Americans should celebrate as both the true birth of the constitutional republic, and the new birth of freedom for millions of Americans that resulted from the horrific battle fought along the sluggish creek’s banks