To mark the 229th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, Tri-County Community College (TCCC) will be observing Constitution Day on Sept. 19 in the McSwain Lecture Hall at the main campus in Peachtree.
“Each year on Constitution Day, the College prepares a ceremony designed to educate our students and the public about the founding of the United States, and to show how this historical document managed to shape the very foundation of our nation,” said Dr. Steve Wood, vice president for instruction and institutional effectiveness.
The 2016 ceremony, led by TCCC faculty members Butch Freeman and Amy Johnson, will focus on the “Power of One.”
“We’ll be discussing how even just one person or one vote can influence an entire democracy, both in the past and looking ahead for future generations to come,” said Freeman, who teaches history classes at TCCC. “It’s a topic Amy and I feel is more important than ever.”
According to Freeman, the ceremony will touch on cornerstones of the founding of the United States, through the appointment of the first woman to the Supreme Court, and into the current ways one vote or individual can shape democracy in the United States.
The event will be free and open to the public. Due to the large attendance at the 2015 ceremony, TCCC is offering a morning session beginning at 10 a.m. and a repeat afternoon session at 1 p.m. for anyone interested in attending.
For more information about TCCC’s annual Constitution Day ceremony, contact Grace Raper at 835-4207.
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