JFK+50 CELEBRATES THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) Today we pay tribute to the Constitution of the United States of America which was signed in Philadelphia by members of the Constitutional Convention 225 years ago, September 17, 1787.*
It was previously known as "Citizenship Day", a day of celebration advocated in 1939 by newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst.
In 1953, the Senate passed a resolution establishing September 17-23 as "Constitution Week".