At ConstitutionDay.com, they say:
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787.and
On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United States of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us. ConstitutionDay.com © 2009On their page about the Constitution they say:
Adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. It is the foundation and source of the legal authority underlying the existence of the United States of America and the Federal Government of the United States. It provides the framework for the organization of the United States Government. The document defines the three main branches of the government: The legislative branch with a bicameral Congress, an executive branch led by the President, and a judicial branch headed by the Supreme Court. Besides providing for the organization of these branches, the Constitution outlines obligations of each office, as well as provides what powers each branch may exercise. It also reserves numerous rights for the individual states, thereby establishing the United States’ federal system of government. ConstitutionDay.com © 2009Go visit the site! The site features the Constitution, the Amendments, and short bios of all the signatories. (But they weren’t Tories….) Today is a day in history above all others: a day the natural, inalienable, individual rights of each man (and woman, if I need to clarify) was recognized as the foundation of proper, moral government. (It was only then that mistakes people had made through human history could be thrashed out.) A day worthy of worship.