9th District Delegation Aims to Designate U.S. Constitution Week in New Jersey

Sep 21, 2016

The New Jersey General Assembly has passed legislation sponsored by the 9th District delegation that would designate Sept. 17-23 of each year as “Constitution Week,” to remember and honor the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. This would correlate with the national week as established by Congress in 1956.

The joint resolution, AJR-72, is also part of an effort to raise public awareness of the important role the Constitution plays in the lives of American citizens.

As Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove  said in a joint statement, “The signing of the U.S. Constitution marks an incredibly important event not only for our country, but for the world.

“The brilliance of the Founding Fathers in establishing a government that exists to serve its citizens is something that should be more widely celebrated, including in our classrooms. Future generations must understand the absolutely critical role the Constitution plays in protecting and preserving our freedoms and very way of life that has given rise to American exceptionalism.”

The New Jersey signers of the Constitution were William Livingston, David Brearly, Jonathan Dayton and William Paterson. —J.K.-H.

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