SCF Observes Constitution Day Sept. 17

(Bradenton, Fla., Sept. 15, 2015) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, Constitution Day recognizes all who, by birth in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. Constitution Day became an official holiday in conjunction with Citizenship Day in 2004.

SCF’s Film Club will present a free screening of “Constitution USA” by Peter Sagal beginning at 10 a.m. at SCF Bradenton, Building 10, Room 115. Three hour-long episodes – “It’s a Free Country,”  “Created Equal” and “Built to Last” – explore both the continued relevance and the challenges faced by this historic document, including a detailed look at the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment.

SCF Collegiate School students also will participate in activities that emphasize the importance of the U.S. Constitution, including designing a Constitution Day Poster in Social Studies classes. Faculty, students and staff also are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

Printed booklets with the U.S. Constitution will be distributed on all campuses. In addition, students can sign the copy of the Constitution displayed in Building 14 at SCF Bradenton.

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