Kent State University Libraries will celebrate Constitution Day with a public reading of two of our nation’s founding documents, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, on Monday, Sept. 18 at noon in front of the Kent Campus Library on Risman Plaza.
In case of rain, the event will take place in the Library’s first-floor Garden Room. Everyone is welcome to participate as a reader or attendee to recognize the formation and adoption of the Constitution and all citizens. Pocket editions of the Constitution will be provided to attendees. This event is free and open to the public.
The patriotic event will open with a color guard presentation by members of Kent State’s Army/Air Force ROTC and the singing of The Star-Spangled Banner. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will be read in their entirety by students, faculty and staff from the university community and members of the general public. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. At the conclusion of the reading, cake and refreshments will be served while quantities last.
Visitor parking is recommended in the Kent Student Center Visitor’s Lot, located in front of the Student Center on Summit Street.