September 15, 2022
Coming up Saturday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day. Constitution Day became a National Holiday with the passing of the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004. It is also called “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.”
Senator Robert Byrd proposed the amendment to the spending bill which created the special day. Citizenship Day had existed on its own since Feb. 29, 1952, when a bill, signed by President Harry S. Truman, became law.
Citizenship Day was preceded by “I Am An American Day.” That holiday was advocated by newspaperman William Randolph Hearst and created by the U.S. Congress in...