Constitution Day at Millville School
Millville School celebrated the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on Friday, September 16.
Constitution Day (previously called Citizenship Day) began in 2004 and is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.
The staff and students of Millville School gathered around the flagpole the morning of the Constitution Day celebration. There they recited the Preamble of the Constitution which they practiced during the week in their classrooms. After reciting the preamble, students and staff joined in singing “God Bless America” “You’re a Grand Ol’ Flag” and “The Star Spangled Banner”. The celebration ended with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Parents, families and community members were also in attendance at the Constitution Day events. Many guests expressed their delight that Millville students were taught the National Anthem.
To round off the day’s celebration there were even more activities in the classrooms: teachers read stories, held discussions, created Constitution Day artwork and organized recreations of the Constitutional Convention.