Monday, September 17, 2012

Constitution Day - September 17th

        We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Recognize the language excerpted above?  It is from the Constitution of the United States of America – a document that serves as the foundation of our democratic form of government.  Constitution Day is observed on September 17th each year because that is the day that the US Constitutional Convention first signed the document in 1787.  The day commemorates the signing of this historic document but many also celebrate this day by recognizing all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become US citizens.

Take a moment to reflect on our checks and balances in government, our freedoms and our individual human rights.  Then stop and thank all of the military service personnel who have fought and sometimes made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue as a free nation.  We at the CT Quilters make our Quilts of Valor for that very reason - to say "thank you".
“Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are
 extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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