Historic Courthouse and North Entrance with the park also known as Courthouse Square

Manatee County Clerk of Court celebrates Constitution Day

The Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is celebrating Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and will observe the holiday throughout the week.

This day marks the 232nd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The Daughters of the American Revolution first presented a resolution to Congress in order to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution each year.

As part of the week, the Manatee County Clerk’s Office will distribute complimentary pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution while supplies last and one per customer. The staff will also commemorate the day by wearing patriotic colors on Tuesday.

"Our founding fathers gave us the Constitution as the cornerstone of our democracy and an outline of how government should operate," said Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller. "This document entitles us to our freedom to vote, freedom of speech and freedom to possess other viewpoints. Join us as our office celebrates Constitution Day, its founding and pay tribute to those who fought and defended our Constitution and uphold our rights, which we hold so dear."

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