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Letter to the Editor: Sept. 17

Saturday, Sept. 17, commemorates our U.S. Constitution and the value of citizenship with this federal holiday. In 1911, schools in the state of Iowa first recognized Constitution Day. By 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared “I am an American Day” to be held in May. In 1952, Congress changed the name to Citizenship Day and moved its date to Sept. 17.

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