On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Now, Constitution Day is a time for us to continue their legacy and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.
Here in Owensboro, several schools are commemorating Constitution Day in various ways.
Brescia University will commemorate Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 16 by hosting attorneys Charlie Kamuf, Sr. and Charlie Moore.
Kamuf and Moore will offer a presentation focused on the Second Amendment that will be open to the public at 1 pm in the Study Pavilion which is located on the second floor of the Campus Center (717 Frederica Street). Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask the attorneys questions.
Kentucky Wesleyan College will celebrate with a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Winchester Center.
Jerry Garner, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology will also speak on the First Amendment and other constitutional issues including euthanasia at noon in Rogers Hall in the Winchester Center.
At Apollo High School, seniors enrolled in Trey Pippin’s U.S. Government class will host a “Constitution Birthday Party” from 1 to 2:05 p.m. Thursday.
Teacher Trey Pippin said students have been simulating a virtual Constitutional Convention via Twitter, arguing points from both the Federalist and anti-Federalist perspectives.
Pippin said the idea for the celebration came from his students, and they will take the lead on the day’s activities, which will be a highlight of an ongoing conversation about the fundamentals of American government, basic principles of the U.S. Constitution and why the Constitution remains of vital importance to our nation.