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Life…Liberty… Freedom …Perseverance

By La’Donna Bryer

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On Sept. 17, the SGA held an event in the student life center to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution. “One of the main reasons we hosted this event is because we wanted students and faculty to understand why Constitution Day is important and to test them on knowing their rights and amendments by asking them fun interactive questions…” said Treniesha Noble, president of the Student Government Association at City Park, “The main goal is to get the students a better understanding on why the Constitution was written.”

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To help observe this day, the National Guard and Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters came out to help students get registered to vote for the upcoming state elections in October. To close the event, Miss Gabrielle Willis sang the National Anthem.

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Quick Facts about Constitution Day:

Written in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17. But it wasn’t until 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states.

39 brave men met in the Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independent Hall, to build a stronger country.

Some of the original founding fathers, as well as many delegates in the state ratifying conventions, were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. As a result, in 1791 Americans added the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, which became known as The Bill of Rights.

Over 200 years later, citizens commemorate this day by taking part in events, ceremonies and parades all across the United States while wearing our nation’s colors – red, white and blue.

Even in our most trying times and darkest hours, the U.S. Constitution has remained a guiding light for our country.

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