The Schuyler County Legislature recognized Sunday as Constitution and Citizenship Day.
The legislature’s resolution, drafted by County Attorney Steven Getman, urged civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States, and of the state and locality in which they reside.”
The resolution was approved at the legislature’s August 14 meeting.
September 17 is the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, which, the county resolution notes, “is the supreme law of the land and the document by which the people of this country self-govern.”
In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution and in recognition of the Americans who strive to uphold the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, the Congress, by joint resolution on Feb. 29, 1952 (36 U.S.C. 106), designated September 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.