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Chief justice to visit Lyon College for Constitution Day

Lyon College will have a special visitor for Constitution Day this year.

Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court John Dan Kemp will be the guest speaker for Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maxfield Room of the Edwards Commons. He will discuss the Constitution and the judicial branch.

According to the National Constitution Center, Constitution Day became a national observance in 2004 when Sen. Robert Byrd lobbied for a bill encouraging citizens to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution and to learn more about the founding document. Byrd believed all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution.

Lyon College is pleased to offer its students, employees, and area citizens a way of celebrating the heritage of America’s unique form of government.

“It’s a real privilege to have the chief justice speak at the College,” said Dr. Scott Roulier, “and a great opportunity for our students to hear about constitutional law from one of our state officials.”