Wednesday, Sept. 17 will mark the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) has planned to commemorate this significant date. In honor of Constitution Day the college will have District Attorney Kenny Wright speak on the importance of the Constitution. He will be at the Blue and Gold Room at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Constitution Day is actually a federal law, which mandates that all institutions of higher education commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the constitution, which originally took place in Philadelphia, Pa. at the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787. The original document was signed by 39 brave men from 12 states and remains the center-piece for all United States law and political culture. Members of the NEO Social Sciences Department will be present Wednesday. Birdsong stressed that all Americans should know about the constitution and be aware of its significance in our history. “The Constitution is the binding force that has kept the country together through tumultuous times. It deserves to be recognized,” Birdsong said. Constitution Day at NEO is open to the general public, and everyone including students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.