Minnesota State University, Mankato will hold its annual Constitution Day observance with several campus activities Tuesday, Sept. 17. All events are free and open to the public.
The day’s activities will begin with a flag-raising ceremony by students who are military veterans at 9 a.m. on the south side of Centennial Student Union. Over the lunch hour (from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), “colonialists” dressed in colonial attire will distribute a Constitution quiz throughout Centennial Student Union.
The day’s activities will conclude with a constitutional conversation, “Census 2020: We all count. But will we all be counted?,” that will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Heritage Lounge, located on the lower level of the University’s Centennial Student Union.
In addition, the University’s Memorial Library will be creating a Constitution Day book display that will be on display from Sept. 16-27.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is traditionally observed on Sept. 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.