Celebrating The Constitution

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Dressed in red, white and blue or as an important historical character, students at Miller Avenue Elementary School celebrated one of the most important historical moments in United States history, the drafting of the Constitution. Throughout the day, students participated in activities to learn more about the nation’s 213-year-old code of conduct and rules.

On this historic day, teachers prepared special activities to study the Constitution, and many classes crafted their own constitutions. Principal Lou Parinello, dressed as Benjamin Franklin, read the Preamble over the intercom at the start of the school day. 

Constitution Day is celebrated nationally on September 17 to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of the nation’s forefathers on September 17, 1787. This day also memorializes the Fourteenth Amendment, which recognizes citizenship for all people born or naturalized in the U.S.