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A civics lesson awaits students at W.Va. Capitol

September 16, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hundreds of students are heading to West Virginia's capital city to learn more about being engaged and productive citizens.

The students will spend Monday at the Capitol Complex in Charlestown as part of West Virginia Citizenship Day. The event also marks Patriots Day, in memory of the victims of the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

There's a third element to the gathering, and that's Constitution Day. The federal law establishing the holiday was established in 2004. The late U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd sponsored an amendment creating the day devoted to the history of the nation's founding document.

Students will provide musical selections and participate in a mock legislature as part of the program.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin will deliver keynote remarks.



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