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Friday, September 16, 2005

Constitution Tip of the Day

For those of you lucky enough to avoid working in an "educational institution" you may not know that September 17th is Constitution Day! On this day back in 1787 our Constitution was signed. You may also not know that last year our federal government instituted a law about Constitution Day:

Section 111(b) states ``[e]ach educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.''

So, if you are in any way affiliated with an educational institution you should be celebrating this Friday, September 16th, something to do with the Constitution. Perhaps you want to visit the site of the National Constitution Center or join the country in a recitation of the Preamble to the Constitution at 2 pm eastern time.

However you choose to celebrate, remember, you have to! It's a federal law--and we don't want anyone getting in trouble!

Editor's Question: How will you choose to celebrate Constitution day?


Blogger Kris said...

You know, I think I heard something about this at our last faculty meeting, but I wasn't really paying any attention. I hope it doesn't affect the busy work that I'm having my kids do today ;)
Sorry, we had open house last night, I'm a little tired. Missed you guys at space!

16 September, 2005 07:42

Blogger Kris said...

Well, just found out what we're doing to celebrate. There's a three and a half minute video looping during first hour, so we get to watch it...yippie.

16 September, 2005 08:34

Blogger Citizen Grim said...

Im thinking about going down and helping Habitat for Humanity tomorrow morning. In honor of the Constitution.

But I think you're overlooking the much more exciting holiday coming up on Monday:

16 September, 2005 09:23

Blogger vander said...

Argh, is it that time of year already? I did need a good reason to watch a Johnny Depp movie...

16 September, 2005 09:43

Blogger vander said...

I know you wanted to know, so I will tell you that I took the little pirate name quiz and my new name is: Iron Bess Bonney. You may still refer to me as "Queen" or "Beacon of Knowledge" if you wish. Argh.

16 September, 2005 10:43

Blogger Citizen Grim said...

my boss told me I couldnt take the day off to honor our pirate forefathers

16 September, 2005 12:00

Blogger Kris said...

The reason pirates were pirates was because they did things they were not suppose to or allowed to do. So, by your boss saying no, he's really meaning yes. He's just giving you a way to really embrace pirates day.

16 September, 2005 12:32

Blogger Jules said...

Excellent point Kris.

No additional reasons ever needed to watch a Johnny Depp movie. "Because I got up today," will be reason enough.

16 September, 2005 12:50

Anonymous Andy said...

Avast, me hearties! But what does Chocolat have to do with a-plunderin' and a-pillagin'?

(Although, it truly be "the sweet trade.")


16 September, 2005 12:55

Blogger vander said...

Arrr...Chocolate goes very well with oranges, which prevent scurvy. Ye need ye citrus; arrr...

16 September, 2005 13:13

Blogger Kris said...

Chocolate also goes quite well with me rum!

I wonder if Matt will dress up as Johnny again on Monday. He never looked better than that! :)

16 September, 2005 14:15

Blogger vander said...

Eyepatches and peglegs are indeed very GQ. However, most pirates avoid toothbrushes; I would adapt the pirate look for this modern age so as not to offend teeth-whitening yuppies.

16 September, 2005 14:35

Anonymous Andy said...

Chocolate does go well with rum, that is true. Someone should invent chocolate rum cake!

16 September, 2005 15:14

Blogger vander said...

Nobody likes a sarcastic pirate.

16 September, 2005 15:25

Blogger Rnutt said...

How did we go from the Constitution to pirates? :) Only in America!

Just so everyone knows we had a wonderful celebration for Constitution Day at Jessie Clark Middle School today. You can read about it tomorrow's Herald Leader, where none other than your own, rnutt, should be featured. Yes, it is true. If they don't mention my name, the group that did an activity simulating what it must have felt like to be a framer of the Constitution. Yea that's me.

16 September, 2005 15:41

Blogger Kris said...

Avas! Someone has invented a chocolate rum

16 September, 2005 15:42

Blogger Citizen Grim said...

Everyone likes a sarcastic pirate! You think Johnny Dapper got his role because he portrayed the stoic gravitas of a sea captain with such emotive poignancy?

No, it's because he was a foul-mouthed sharp-witted sarcastic scurvy sea rogue!

16 September, 2005 19:59

Blogger vander said...

Johnny Dapper. Nice. Be ye impressed by the scurvy rogue! He is, after all, the world's greatest pirate...spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically...

Um, I mean, Arrrr!
Iron Bonney Bess

18 September, 2005 14:47


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