Sep 17, 2012
September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to sign the U.S. Constitution. Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) offered the following statement in recognition of Constitution Day:
“Today we commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution and recognize its importance in our nation’s founding. As American citizens we hold dear the many rights and liberties that have been guaranteed to us for 225 years by the 4,400 words that encompass our Constitution.
In celebration of today, I would encourage all Americans to read and explore this profound document. Let us reflect upon the dedication of those 39 brave men, who put self-interest aside to create the framework for our nation and honor those who have made great sacrifices to protect and ensure that the Constitution of the United States remains a steadfast guide.”
As an avid student of history and government, Congressman Latta is a member of the Constitution Caucus, the Library of Congress Caucus, and the 10th Amendment Task Force.