Constitution Day

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry

Each year Constitution Day is September 17 and MSU recognizes and celebrates this day during Public Affairs Week. The holiday commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 of our nation’s Founding Fathers on September 17, 1787.  All Americans are encouraged to observe this important day in our nation’s history by participating in activities and events, like those hosted as part of Public Affairs Week.