Thursday, September 17, 2009

Did you know today is Constitution Day?

Today is a beautiful day. Many people don't even KNOW that today is Constitution Day. On this day in 1787, all 12 state delegations approved the Constitution. 39 delegates signed it of the 42 that were present, and the Convention formally adjourned.

As a family, we have decided that it's time to REALLY REALLY know our Constitution and the beautiful promises and blessings that will be bestowed upon this country if we uphold and honor this document and the men who made this possible.

We have promised each other the following -
1. We will each read and learn about the Constitution

2. We will educate our family and learn about Good Government
3. Show gratitude for our liberty
4. Teach others about America
I found this quote and it gave me chills...we have a lot of work to do as parents.

"A primary object...should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing...than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?"
-George Washington

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Amy W said...

My first grader's teacher told us about Constitution Day. And that they were supposed to wear red, white & blue today. I forgot until you just reminded me! Oops! Excellent reminder - thanks.

Muthering Heights said...

It's sad how little people in thins country know about our history!

Betty said...

Hi Tara,
Just passing by to say hi and I 'd love if you followed me, as well.It means a lot to me.
Have a fabulous Friday!
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Mammatalk said...

Great to know. I am embarrassed to say, I didn't know!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Very informative. Very true. Great quote by George Washington! enJOY your day!!