South Georgia Tech celebrates Constitution Day
AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) observed Constitution Day and Citizenship Day recently, announced SGTC President John Watford, Ed.D.
Each educational institution in the United States that receives federal funding must observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day each year on Sept. 17 (or the week before or after when Sept. 17 falls on a weekend).
SGTC printed bookmarks for faculty, staff, and students on both the Americus and Crisp County Center campuses and a campus-wide email was sent out spotlighting the observance of Constitution Day.
“Today, across the United States, citizens commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. Sept. 17, 1887, was the date our founding fathers created this distinguished document as the framework and foundation of our rights and privileges as citizens,” said SGTC Financial Aid Director Carrie Wilder. “This document also honors our human rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. We encourage all of South Georgia Technical College to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events, or learning more about our beloved Constitution,” added Wilder.
The SGTC bookmarks had the U.S. Constitution Preamble printed along with fun facts about the Constitution. It read: “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish the Constitution for the United States of America.” This document has become the oldest enduring written national constitution in the world.