Soldier checking hardware during the Battle of Monmouth.
“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” ~~George Washington
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” ~~The Constitution of the United States
Everyone in America is requested to ring bells at 4:00 p.m. EST in all time zones on Wednesday, the 17th of September 2008, in commemoration of Constitution Week, September 17-23, 2008.
“To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.” ~~Calvin Coolidge
“Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~~Abraham Lincoln
Here is a template to print for those who want to make a written commitment to read and study the Constitution during Constitution Week 2008: Constitution Proclamation.
The image, Freedom Bell at Union Station, is subject to copyright by dbking. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, an administrator of “The Revolution ed” pool. The bronze bell in the picture is known as the “Freedom Bell” or the “Children’s Bell” and stands in front of Union Station in Washington, DC. It is a larger than life replica of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.