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Constitution Day

Constitution Day 2005

Lynne Cheney poses for photos with children at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 in Mount Vernon, Va., during the Constitution Day 2005: Telling America's Story event. White House photo by Shealah Craighead.

In 2001, author, scholar and wife of the Vice President, Lynne Cheney announced plans for an annual celebration of Constitution Day to highlight the importance of learning about America's Founding Fathers and documents, as well as the inspirational figures who have since helped our nation live up to the ideals contained within the Constitution. The inaugural event took place at the Vice President's Residence on September 17, 2002.

"I think it is vital to teach children about one of our nation's most influential documents and the people who shaped it." Mrs. Cheney said.

"The Constitution is not only one of our nation's founding documents, it is one of the most influential documents ever written."

In 2004, Mrs. Cheney commemorated Constitution Day with students at the Virginia home of George Mason, the founding father who would not sign the U.S. Constitution because it lacked a declaration of rights.

In 2003, Mrs. Cheney marked the 216th birthday of the Constitution with students at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, just two blocks from Independence Hall, where the founding document was signed.

"There are few things more important than teaching children the history of our great nation, and there are many ways to do it, from visiting historic sites and museums to reading books to children about the story of America."


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Sept. 16, 2005
Mrs. Cheney Celebrates Constitution Day


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