By Mariuxi Mansfield
The observance of Constitution Day is required for any school that receives federal funding.
In 2004, due to the persistence of the Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Congress passed a law designating Sept. 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.” Why? Because he was frustrated by “a huge ignorance on the part of many Americans about history,” according to an article by NBC
The Department of Student Life organized the Constitution Day event on Sept. 16.
“For a lot of people, Constitution Day is important because it is such a big part of what makes America what it is,” said Tyler Kay, a member of the Publicity Team, “Basically, The Constitution is the entire back bone of the country.”
For Jocelyn Moses, assistant director of Student Life, Constitution Day is especially important in light of the upcoming presidential election.
“It is important for our students to know about our history. We have a really important election coming up that would decide a lot of things for our student body and it is important that they know the history of where American came from and the values that was founded on,” she said.