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CU Recognizes Constitution Day

9/17/2014

Cumberland University is proud to celebrate 'Constitution Week' (Sept. 17-24)!

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Thirty-nine of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Congress, by joint resolution, has designated Sept. 17 at "Citizenship Day" and the week beginning Sept. 17 and ending Sept. 24 of each year as "Constitution Week."

During Constitution Week, the University joins the nation in pausing to commemorate the drafting of the Constitution. The U.S. Constitution -- four pages that created a new government more than two centuries ago -- is a covenant that continues to shape profoundly the lives of each one of us to this day.

For more information, please visit the Constitution Day website to view additional information regarding the history of this important document.