ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18.

Constitution Day is the federal observance, on or around Sept. 17, of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787Around Aberdeen, hundreds of U.S. flags will be on display, courtesy of the Exchange Club.

At Northern on Sept. 18, various offices around campus will be decorated with a patriotic theme. Beulah Williams Library will also have a display, and Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty will be walking around campus. The Wolves Den will have red, white and blue cupcakes available.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Avera Student Center, there will be voter registration by the League of Women Voters; military recruiting; displays by Dacotah Prairie Museum and the Exchange Club; and a Multicultural Student Affairs Office table. Pocket versions of the Constitution will also be distributed.

A flag retirement ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the Barnett Center parking lot, on the west side near the heating plant. Members of the American Legion, VFW, Boy Scouts of America, local officials, Exchange Club, and Northern community will be present.   

Also, the Noon Forum on Sept. 20 will feature Constitution Day themed talk by. Dr. Ken Blanchard in the Library Round Room.

Northern’s Constitution Day celebration is sponsored by the NSU Center for Public History and Civic Engagement, and all events are free and open to the public.