Sept. 17 marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, and to mark the occasion, students in seven Tennessee schools will participate in Constitution Week events sponsored by the office of U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tn.
Members of Senator Corker’s staff will deliver interactive presentations to students, showing a replica of the Constitution and discussing its importance in every American’s life.
“I am still amazed by the wisdom our Founding Fathers showed in crafting such an elegant document that has provided the foundation for our government and our country for 225 years,” said Senator Corker. “I hope the students who attend our Constitution Week events across the state come away wanting to learn more about our country’s history, values and system of government.”
A list of participating schools follows.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Findlay Elementary School (White County)
Russellville Intermediate School (Hamblen County)
Ooltewah Elementary School (Hamilton County)
Thursday, Sept. 20
Milan Middle School (Gibson County)
Cheatham Middle School (Cheatham County)
Friday, Sept. 21
Eagleton Elementary School (Blount County)
Monday, Sept. 24
Lake County High School
The U.S. Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1787. In 1956, Congress requested that President Eisenhower proclaim a “Constitution Week” each September.