Constitution Day was established to encourage communities to conduct programs that assist community members in reflecting on the importance of active citizenship, recognizing the enduring strength of our Constitution and reaffirming our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in our great nation. The US Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. In recognition of this event, the Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation to the Constitution Day Committee. The Committee is comprised of business and civic leaders and elected officials who work to ensure every 5th grader in Cobb County and Marietta City Schools receive a copy of the US Constitution. Nearly 25,000 booklets have been distributed in the past four years.