Story by: Cody Franklin
In celebration of Constitution Day, Student Government hosted a breakfast at the SHAC Grill, serving eggs and pancakes to the students of Owens. Familiar community faces attended the breakfast including Toledo Mayor Mike Bell, Councilman at Large Steve Steele and Owens President Mike Bower. Everyone at the event, guests, volunteers and students understood the importance that the Constitution plays in our everyday lives.
“Remembering that your rights come from the Constitution, and that it isn’t something that did not come without a lot of blood and sweat.” said Mayor Bell, he went on to say “You have certain rights that makes America different than any other place and so I think that this is great that you all recognize that and instill it into the students here.”
Constitution related events also occurred at the breakfast, and students were welcomed to participate.
Volunteers, and students alike enjoyed a nice morning in dedication to the event. Owens President Mike Bower greeted students who attended the breakfast. He explained in an interview the importance that the Constitution holds in colleges around the nation.
“We’re the most democratic society in the world and then if you even take it further our colleges and universities are some of the most democratic environments that we have. Why? Because of our Constitution” Dr. Bower explains.
Constitution Day takes place every 17th of September, and it marks the day the Constitutional Convention signed the document in 1787. The federal holiday is to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution and the citizens of the United States.