Celebrating Constitution Day
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Celebrating Constitution Day

On September 17th, we celebrate the birth of the United States of America’s Government by the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. This document forever enshrined the values and objectives of our country, and all those who in inhabit it. On this day, we also recognize all U.S. citizens, by acquisition or naturalization.

“For over 230 years, the words ‘We the People’ have echoed through history,” said Jeffrey Whiting, CREA Chairman and CEO. “Although imperfect, it is the embodiment of a representative government of the people. The preamble even suggests this imperfection, stating, ‘…in order to form a more perfect union…’ And we are a union. Like the founding fathers, we have disagreements. And like our forebearers, they can often be disagreeable and even violent. We are, by all measures of history, a young nation. And yet, the Constitution of the United States of America is the most precious document in our nation’s history. It is the foundation of our freedom as citizens and the basis for which justice can be determined in our courts of law. It is timeless. We need to all take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this document and what it means to live in a free society.”

Constitution Day encourages individuals to celebrate by attending local events in your area, such as “activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us” (Source).

Some events that are local to our offices across the country, include:

Austin / Texas

Boston / Massachusetts

Chicago / Illinois

Indianapolis / Indiana

New York City / New York

Portland / Oregon: Friday, September 17, Constitution Day, 4:00 PM, Virtual via Oregon State University

San Diego / California

Sarasota / Florida

For those who are not able to attend any local events or virtual offerings, we encourage you to check out the resources below as an opportunity to learn and further your knowledge surrounding the birth of the U.S. government.