On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by thirty-nine brave men who changed the course of history. Although Constitution Day is on September 17, perhaps we should celebrate it all week long and think of it as the most important document for all Americans. Consider the following: It took Thomas Jefferson 17 days in June of 1776 to pen the Declaration. In contrast, during the hot summer months of 1787 in Philadelphia, it took 55 delegates from 12 states, 116 days of committee meetings, discussion, writing, heated debate, and significant compromise to write the Constitution.
Within this brief document, the shortest one in the world, with its seven articles and 27 amendments, you will find the glue that has bound our country together for the past 234 years. Let’s recognize the wisdom and vision of those men in Philadelphia. Constitution Day is a time for us to continue the legacy of the signers and develop habits of citizenship in a new generation of Americans.
Did you know October 1 is annually celebrated as International Coffee Day? The unofficial holiday celebrates one of the most popular beverages in the world - coffee. International Coffee Day helps raise awareness for fair trade coffee and all its coffee growers around the world. If you or your student are java lovers, then what could be more fun than learning about coffee, its origins, cultural practices, and all its economic and health benefits?
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With gratitude and hope,
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