You are invited to come to the Constitution Week kick off in downtown Gilbert. Our Constitution Week celebration is the largest in the country. If you are an artist, enter the art contest for a prize.
If you are interested in the presidential election this year, you will love the event. Did you watch Mitt Romney accept the Republican nomination for the Presidency at the Republican National Convention in Tampa?
This week, the Democrats take their turn with the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama is running for re-election.
I am proud of our country and our peaceful transition of power. One of my favorite books to read aloud is We the Kids, the preamble to the constitution.
Our friend Sergeant O’Brien visited the school last year when he returned from Afghanistan. It was our best gift to have him come back to America safely. He read We the Kids to the kiddos in the library.
I can always learn more about our Constitution. Last Sunday, I attended a “fireside” at my local LDS church. I went with my neighbor.
The topic was “The Constitution”, our speaker was Shane Krauser. He opened his talk with a simple story about a chair. He quoted Benjamin Franklin saying, “I have often looked at that (sun) behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I… know that it is a rising…sun.”
This summer I stood in Independence Hall where our Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution. George Washington’s chair is still there. I wanted my kids to see the Liberty Bell, visit Independence Hall and learn the story of the birth of our nation. I want them to appreciate their rights as American citizens.
Mr. Krauser is a passionate, non-partisan speaker. He spoke to a full house and was entertaining and informative. Mr. Krauser advised us to learn as much as we can about the Constitution so we could protect it. I agree.
Proud to be an American,