36 U.S.C. § 106 : US Code - Section 106: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Search 36 U.S.C. § 106 : US Code - Section 106: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

      (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
    ceremonies.
      (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.