May 14, 1787
Constitutional Convention opens,
George Washington presiding,
produced this preamble
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And this provided the purpose and outline for the Constitution which is the basis of the Greatest Nation on Earth. It is not the political leadership, the partisan politics, nor the citizens themselves, for all people are created equal, nor is it the favor of geographic location that makes the United States of America the Greatest Nation. It is this very Constitution and its principles that make this the Great Nation.
It shall remain a great nation so long as, and only so long as, we honor the principles established by this Constitution.
Constitution Day is September 17, commemorating the signing of the completed document.