According to documentation at the Library of Congress at Constitution Day and Citizenship Day the current "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" had its roots back in 1940 with a joint resolution passed by Congress having the President issue a Proclamation setting aside the third Sunday in May for public recognition for all those who attained American citizenship, as "I Am An American Day.”
In 1952 Congress repealed the 1940 joint resolution and passed a new law moving the date to September 17 to commemorate the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution, and still retained the designation of "Citizenship Day" as well.
Effective May 24, 2005, the U.S. Department of Education released a “Notice of Implementation” that federal legislation proposed by West Virginian Senator Robert C. Byrd and passed by Congress requires all educational institutions which receive federal funds from the Department of Education to provide education programs relating to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year and also requires that head of every federal agency provide each employee with educational and training materials concerning the Constitution on this date as well. For reference, see the Federal Register May 24, 2005 . September 17 commemorates the signing of the Constitution by the Constitution Convention delegates on September 17, 1787.
Harford Community College is celebrating “Constitution Day” on Tuesday September 17, 2019, in accordance with this federal legislation.
Celebrating the 232nd signing of the U.S. Constitution:.
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August 26 - December 14
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
September 2: CLOSED (Labor Day)
November 27: 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
November 28-29: CLOSED (Thanksgiving)