Illinois’ Second Official U.S. Constitution Day





Chicago Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White held the state’s second official U.S. Constitution Day Celebration.  More than 100 people from 32 countries were sworn-in as citizens at the Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration.


“Today marks an opportunity for us to celebrate the document that laid the foundation for a strong system of government and set America on its course for greatness,” White said.


The event which included a Naturalization Ceremony, flag presentation and musical selections, was held at Richard J. Daley Plaza. 


 “Let us all take a moment to reflect on the many freedoms our Constitution guarantees us, and the bond we will now share with those becoming citizens of the United States of America,” White said.


White also honored the winners of the “Reflections on a Veteran”, a statewide writing contest.


Officials from the U.S. District Court, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, De La Salle Institute, and the USO of Illinois participated in the ceremony.