September 17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitutional Convention (finally) signed the constitution. As a result, September 17 is now known as Constitution Day. In addition, September 17 is also Citizenship Day, celebrating both natural born and naturalized citizen of the United States.

For Americans, today is a great to learn about our history and celebrate our country. Those who live close enough to D. C. could take a trip to the National Archives Building to view the Constitution, as well as the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. I suspect they’ve got lots of special things going on this week.

How much of the Preamble can you still quote? And how many only know it thanks to Schoolhouse Rock?  :)

 

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.”

Hebrews 11:13-16

 

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