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constitution dayJoin us for Constitution Day. You could WIN!

Join us in celebrating Constitution Day at EMT UTAH’s administrative offices at 450 South 900 East, Suite 200 on September 17th. Enter a drawing to win a new ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 (valued at $149.00 ) by Liking EMT UTAH page on Facebook AND by sharing it on your own page by September 17th! A winner will be announced on September 18th.

Ways to enter include: Like and Share our page, answer trivia questions posted randomly between now and September 17th on our Facebook page, attend our Open House on September 12th from 10am-12:00pm or 6:00pm-8:00pm (food and tours and to learn more about EMT UTAH) or by joining us on September 17th to Register to Vote between 4:00pm and 8:00pm!

You have more than 9 chances to enter to win in this contest – do them all, like and share us, come to the Open House, answer all the trivia questions (check our page daily) and come to our Constitution Day party between 4:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday September 17th to Register to Vote!

What is Constitution Day?

Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

The law establishing this holiday was created in 2004 with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004.  Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as “Citizenship Day”. In addition to renaming the holiday “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day,” the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.  In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.

Universities and colleges nationwide have created “U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Weeks” in order to meet the requirements of the law. For example, Cole Holland College, EMT Utah and AAA CNA Training Centers has an annual Constitution Trivia contest, a drawing and offers people a chance to register to vote.

Call 801.449-0749 for more information.