South Georgia Tech celebrates Constitution Day
South Georgia Technical College observed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day recently, announced South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.
Each educational institution in the United States that receives federal funding must observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on September 17th (or the week before or after when September 17th falls on a weekend).
South Georgia Technical College printed fliers to post on social media and for faculty and staff to display in their classrooms and offices. A number of bookmarks were also made available to students on both the Americus and Crisp County Center campuses highlighting Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. The college also send out a campus-wide email to spotlight the observance of Constitution Day. “Today, across the United States, citizens commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. September 17th, 1887 was the date our Founding Fathers created this distinguished document as the framework and foundation of our rights and privileges as citizens,” said South Georgia Technical College Financial Aid Director Kelly Everett.
“This document also honors our human rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. We encourage all of South Georgia Technical College to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events, or learning more about our beloved Constitution,” added Everett.
The SGTC bookmarks had the U.S. Constitution Preamble printed along with fun facts about the Constitution. It read: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America.” This document has become the oldest enduring written national constitution in the world.