(a) Designation. - September 17 is designated as Constitution Day
and Citizenship Day.
(b) Purpose. - Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorate
the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the
Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by
naturalization, have become citizens.
(c) Proclamation. - The President may issue each year a
proclamation calling on United States Government officials to
display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings
on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and inviting the people of
the United States to observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,
in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate
(d) State and Local Observances. - The civil and educational
authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to
make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and
Citizenship Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in
their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United
States and of the State and locality in which they reside.