COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 46

September 3, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nationwide recitation of the Preamble to the United States Constitution

 

Virginia students have an opportunity to participate in the sixth annual celebration of Constitution Day. On September 17, 2002, at 4 p.m. EST, the moment the Founding Fathers adjourned the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, students around the nation will recite the Preamble to the United States Constitution. Students are encouraged to dress in red, white, and blue. Constitution Day, Inc. sponsors this annual event.

 

Former President George H. W. Bush led the schools in this activity in 2000 and Anthony M. Kennedy, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, led this activity in 2001. President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney have been invited to lead the activity this year.

 

If your school would like to participate, please contact Louise Leigh at Constitution Day, Inc., (626) 443-6223 or e-mail at ll@constitutionday.com. Further information can be obtained at http://www.constitutionday.com.

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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