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APSU gears up to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day Sept. 15

This Thursday, the APSU community will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, which occurred Sept. 17, 1787.

Slated for 12:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, in the University Center Plaza, the activities for U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Daymandated by the U.S. Department of Education for institutions receiving federal fundswere designed to be educational and entertaining for students, faculty, staff and members of the general public who want to attend.
This Thursday, the APSU community will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution, which occurred Sept. 17, 1787.

Slated for 12:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, in the University Center Plaza, the activities for U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Daymandated by the U.S. Department of Education for institutions receiving federal fundswere designed to be educational and entertaining for students, faculty, staff and members of the general public who want to attend.

Co-chair of the celebration committee, Vickey Boonstra, nurse practitioner in Boyd Student Health Services, said, “Our goal is to recognize and remember the significance of this important document and the unique opportunities it has provided us as a nation. We're encouraging students to express what this document means to them as citizens.”

At 12: 30 p.m., the ROTC Color Guard will present the colors, retiring them at 2:30 p.m. After the presentation of the colors, guests are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch of hotdogs, hamburgers and soft drinks.
With a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honorary serving as emcee, local attorney Julia North will give a brief talk at 1:15 p.m. regarding the relevance of the Constitution in the United States today.

Before and after these events, the movies “1776” and “The Patriot” will be playing in Java City. For more information, telephone Boonstra at (931) 221-7107. —Dennie B. Burke