Yokosuka Middle School students learn importance of Constitution
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Yokosuka Middle School held a “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day” presentation Wednesday, which included remarks from U.S. 7th Fleet Judge Advocate General, Lt. Cmdr. Chuck Lemoyne.
According to event coordinator and 8th-grade history teacher, Thomas Amend, the presentation was a way to help students better understand the importance of the U.S. Constitution.
“Our founding fathers thought freedom would only survive with an informed citizenry,” Amend said.
“That is especially important here because some of these students have parents who are risking their lives in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, in the hope that those countries might enjoy a constitutional government that allows the citizens to fulfill their hopes of freedom.”
After the presentation, students were asked why the Constitution was important to them.