Celebrate the Bill of Rights

01/26/2012 6:32 PM

01/26/2012 6:37 PM

The Bill of Rights' birthday was Dec. 15. But almost nobody knows! What kind of Americans are we that we do not know about this? This is one of the most important days in our history and should be celebrated.

The Bill of Rights contains the fundamental freedoms that set us apart from all other nations. We need to show our kids how important this day is. It's not that no one ever attempted to do anything about this situation. On Aug. 21, 1941, the Congress called on President Franklin D. Roosevelt to designate a date in honor for the Bill of Rights. But Pearl Harbor was attacked and the signing was put aside. All focus was on the war effort and the designated day was forgotten. When the war was over, the president should have completed the task of a day of honor for our Bill of Rights, and Congress should have made sure of this.

I would never have known about this, but my teacher brought an article to class for us to read. Parents need to at least talk to their children about this day and explain the importance of it. President Barack Obama needs to do something to make sure America is aware that Dec. 15 is the birthday of the Bill of Rights.

HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ

Senior, Elliott Education Center

Modesto

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