Move over, 4th of July: Today is Constitution Day. Our highest law was signed on this date, September 17, 1787.
The brainchild of Sen. Robert Byrd, Constitution Day became a federal holiday (but not the kind that comes with a day off) in 2005. All educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to have some sort of program about the Constitution today.
On this day, let’s keep in mind that the Constitution protects us only to the extent that we defend it.