Constitution Day commemorates the drafting of the U.S Constitution 224 years ago by 39 brave men on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia. This year constitution Day falls on Saturday, September 17 so the holiday is observed on Friday, September 16.

The U.S. Constitution was just four hand-written pages. With a mere 4,543 words, it is the shortest and oldest written constitution of any major government in the world. Much of our nation’s rich history is tied to the Constitution. And much of today’s modern political debate centers around how the Constitution should be read and interpreted. But regardless of interpretation, political partisanship or which political party or individuals hold the nation’s highest offices, the Constitution remains the bedrock foundation of our democracy.

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