Friday, September 17, 2010

Reading of the United States Constitution

"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union..." Do these words sound familiar? They begin the United States Constitution. Many of us are familiar with small passages, but have never actually sat down and read the whole document. (At least not when a teacher wasn't standing over us instructing us to do so.)

Ligonier Citizens will be gathering on Saturday, September 18th at the Ligonier Town Hall for a reading of the United States Constitution. The doors will open at 4:30pm, and the reading will begin promptly at 5:00pm.

Volunteers will take turns reading the various passages that make up the Constitution. Participation is welcome, as are people to attend and provide an audience.

As the coordinator of this event expressed, "Our Constitution is neither left nor right nor the center. It's the big umbrella under which we all live as citizens in this country. It is the source of our liberty and the word WE is a big WE which means you and me and our neighbors and the community in which we live."

Whether you can make the reading at Town Hall or not, we encourage you to take the time to read and learn about the U.S. Constitution. Our library, as well as the others in the system, own various materials on the document and its creators.

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