September 17th is Constitution Day, and undeterred by the fact that it falls on a Sunday this year, the NW History and Government departments in collaboration with the Walsh Library would like to mark this auspicious day on Monday 18th with a series of lively talks and free pizza for our patrons. Everyone is invited!
But what, exactly, is Constitution Day?
Well…the eagle eyed student at North West campus will probably have noticed a series of billboards about Constitution Day scattered around the Walsh Library. These are well worth checking out and contain many interesting facts and trivia about the Constitution.
But for those who haven’t, Constitution Day (in a nutshell) is a opportunity to observe the ratification of the Constitution in 1787 and be grateful for the freedoms it represents. It is also an opportunity to celebrate all those who have since become U.S. citizens. A day for us to come together as Americans (E Pluribus Unum) and recognize those shared values which make us one great nation.
Located in the downstairs foyer of WTLO is an excellent display put together by our very own, Aimee Stubbs. The left hand side of the display showcases political works that were available to the Founding Fathers as they drafted the Constitution. The right hand side has a selection of works that reflect the political world as it is now.
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