UNK celebrates ‘Constitution Day’

Students at UNK got to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with an event at the Nebraskan Student Union.
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 8:29 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The University of Nebraska at Kearney marked the 236th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with an event on Monday at the Nebraskan Student Union.

The event featured several refreshments, patriotic items and pamphlets that explained the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

Student organizer of the event Temo Molina said he hopes that students came out of the event with a better understanding of how the Constitution impacts them.

”I think they can really look at besides when they’re attracted to our displays, they can look to the side and read the educational display of the constitution and can learn about how our government works and how it can directly impact their lives,” said Molina.

The event drew several students from across the campus, who took in the displays and refreshments. Organizers estimated that 50 students visited the event, within the first hour of it being set up.

Student Estafano Paez said that the event being about the U.S. Constitution had a personal meaning to him because of his service in the military.

”Personally, for me I’d say it tells us a little more about our rights, but on top of that also, since for me, I’m in the National Guard, it’s just really important to see people celebrating a little bit about it,” Paez said.

Constitution Day is celebrated across the U.S. in order to recognize the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 and to honor citizens, who are both native-born and naturalized in the U.S.