The Albion College community paused for a civics lesson Friday afternoon as it celebrated Constitution Week. The week usually begins on Sept. 17 – the day The Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia – but the Albion celebration was moved up a day to avoid interfering with weekend activities.
A short program, led by Martha Bunde, admissions office secretary and State Second Vice Regent, Mary Marshall Chapter Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, was held on the east side of Robinson Hall as those in attendance read the preamble of The Constitution of the United States. After the reading of the preamble, Eddie Visco, ’04, the associate director of the College’s Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, set up an online game where students could test their knowledge of the constitution and determine which framer they most identify with and served cake.
“It is refreshing to see young people get involved and recognize the freedoms we have,” Bunde said. “Each state chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is encouraged to work with schools. A lot of chapters will have members read to students and hang displays in the libraries in elementary schools.”
Visco added, “It is only right for the Ford Institute to recognize the document that frames the laws of our nation. It was a natural fit to partner with the Martha and the Daughters of the American Revolution.”