Convened by law professors Lynne Rambo, Meg Penrose and Brian Holland, 26 Texas A&M University School of Law students, staff and faculty including Dean Robert B. Ahdieh read the U.S. Constitution for more than one hour on September 17. The day marked the document's 232nd birthday. Texas A&M University and other federally-funded, education institutions are required every year to commemorate the U.S. Constitution on or around its signing date.
"We did this three years ago, and it was a really fun and meaningful experience," says Lynne Rambo.
According to Newsweek, many Americans don't know how many amendments there are to the U.S. Constitution, and they struggle with identifying key points. According to participants, the reading was the perfect opportunity to honor the bold course taken by the country's founding fathers.
The law establishing the holiday was created in 2004, but the first to recognize Constitution Day were Iowa schools in 1911.