In honor of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution in 1787, Texas A&M University is joining thousands of citizens, teachers and students nationwide in celebrating Constitution Day on Monday (Sept. 17).
Several events are planned on campus to celebrate and acknowledge this significant anniversary and educate the public about the importance of the Constitution and the freedoms it provides for Americans, university officials note.
For the week of Sept. 17-23, exhibits on the United States Constitution will be located in the Sterling C. Evans Library, the West Campus Library, the Medical Sciences Library and the Policy Sciences and Economics Library.
The Texas A&M University Libraries also will offer free copies of the constitution and mount displays from Sept. 17-23 at the Sterling C. Evans, Medical Sciences, West Campus and the Policy Sciences and Economics Libraries.
“With the coming elections and the major issues facing voters, this is a perfect opportunity to brush up on amendments, rights, and the three branches of government,” explained Laura Sare, government information librarian. “We invite everyone to visit the Libraries online and learn more about the Constitution and related documents, such as the Articles of Confederation,” she said. For more information, contact Sare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 3 p.m. Monday, the Albritton Tower carillon will play patriotic music as part of the “Bells Across America” event held each Constitution Day.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, “The U.S. Constitution” will be presented as local programming on KAMU-TV. This program features a conversation with Brazos County’s 85th District Court Judge J.D. Langley talking about the U.S. Constitution and concludes with some of our newest citizens as they complete the naturalization process. The program will be rebroadcast at 11 p.m. Tuesday and again at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wiley Lecture Series will present a Constitution Day Forum, “And Healthcare for All: the Affordable Care Act and the Constitution,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in MSC Room WW-2500. The featured speakers are Justice Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court; Dr. William Sage, The University of Texas School of Law; and Mario Loyola, director, Center for Tenth Amendment Studies, Texas Public Policy Foundation
At halftime during the Texas A&M vs. South Carolina State football game at Kyle Field Saturday evening, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band will pay tribute to the Constitution and Constitution Day in the band’s halftime performance.
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