On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention completed and signed the United State Constitution, making this date the birthday of the United States of America government. Congress, in 2004, established September 17 as Constitution Day to recognize the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
The Washington Bar Association observes this day by encouraging its members to learn American history and appreciate the rights afforded to all Americans. The founding fathers of our nation created a living breathing document that allows groups, like the WBA, to promote the ideals of Americans by advocating for the creation of new legislation. Even the smallest groups in America have a voice, and it is through the Constitution that these groups are afforded the opportunity to freely exercise that voice.
Please join us as we celebrate America’s Birthday.