September 17, 2010
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Secretary McCulloch Hosts Constitution Day Celebration;
Welcomes Hundreds to State Capitol to Commemorate
1787 Signing of United States Constitution
HELENA - Secretary of State Linda McCulloch today welcomed more than 200 Montanans to the State Capitol to celebrate the formation and signing of the United States Constitution during what is nationally recognized as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
Former Secretary of State Mike Cooney and Little Shell Chippewa Tribal Elder Henry Anderson were among those who participated in the event. The ceremony was filmed by Helena Civic Television, and can be viewed on Bresnan Cable at 6:00 p.m. tonight, and also at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19.
Statement from Secretary of State Linda McCulloch:
"Through formidable and prosperous times, our Constitution continues to serve as the supreme law of our land. It unites our governing nation and secures for our people individual rights, freedoms and liberties.
As we celebrate Constitution Day, it is important that we honor our founding fathers, whose passion and vision penned this document; our families and neighbors, whose hard work and determination sustain this document; the indigenous people, whose traditions and cultures helped inspire this document; and our military men and women, who defend and protect the liberties within this document."
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the ratification of the United States Constitution. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.