The year, 1939. Many events whirled about the world, including war in Europe and the making of major Hollywood movies.
In that year, one man, William Randolph Hearst, advocated, through his chain of daily newspapers, the creation of a holiday. The tribute? He sought to honor American citizenship.
In 1940, Congress designated the third Sunday in May as "I am an American Day." On February 29, 1952, Congress moved that observation to September 17 in honor of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and renamed it "Citizenship Day."
Today, you can join Mike Coffman as he commemorates the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with an Open House from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Coffman District Office, 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 220, Lone Tree, Colorado. Constituents will receive a free pocketsize Constitution. For more information, contact Coffman’s office at 720-273-9772.