Local teens to read Constitution during Merrimack program

A public reading of the U.S. Constitution sponsored by teens from the Granite State Young Americans for Freedom will commemorate the 228th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

In an effort to help revitalize the nation’s civic culture, residents from Merrimack, Nashua, Milford, Amherst, Mont Vernon and Hudson will join with people across the nation in a public reading of our nation’s founding document at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Abbie Griffin Park, 6 Baboosic Lake Road.

Free doughnuts and drinks will be served afterward.

"In reading the document that founded the grandeur of this nation, we hope to inspire the same great spirit of loyalty and devotion that thrilled the hearts of our founding fathers," said Jacob Parker, chairman of Granite YAF.

"It is important that every American citizen knows what its country’s constitution says.

"This event, and the hundreds like it across the country, is our way of expressing our respect for the importance of the nation’s founding charter and its relevance today."

In addition to the local organizers, the We Read the Constitution Project is backed by national groups such as Let Freedom Ring and Constituting America.

Granite YAF welcomes new members.

For more information about Granite YAF or the event, contact Parker at 1-978-252-4923 or graniteyaf@gmail.com, or visit www.graniteyaf.com.