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October 15, 2012

From the left are Joseph Givner, Mark Stein,  Michael Putney, Justice Barbara Pariente, David Lichter,  Judge Milton Hirsch, Michael Higer.
MORE THAN 200 COMMUNITY leaders attended the first annual Constitution Day celebration at HistoryMiami. From the left are Joseph Givner and Mark Stein of Higer Lichter & Givner; Michael Putney, senior political reporter, WPLG-Channel 10; Justice Barbara Pariente; David Lichter of Higer Lichter & Givner; Judge Milton Hirsch; and Michael Higer of Higer Lichter & Givner.

HistoryMiami celebrates Constitution Day 2012

Community leaders, including judges, attorneys, politicians, business people, veterans, and activists attended the first annual Constitution Day celebration September 12, at HistoryMiami in downtown Miami.

Constitution Day is a federal observance recognizing U.S. citizens as well as the day that the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787. The observance also honors the rights and liberties granted and protected by the Constitution.

As part of the celebration, Higer Lichter & Givner, the event’s sponsor, sponsored an essay contest for Miami-Dade County middle schools and honored the winners at the event.

The two runner-up finalists were Sophia Pereira of Leewood K-8 Center and Jules Kramer of Nautilus Middle School. The winner was Layla Claure of Devon Aire.

Finalists received a gift certificate, and the winner received an iPad.

“We are honored to provide this important event and look forward to continuing this new annual tradition next year as a way to bring together our community leaders in celebration of the U.S. Constitution,” said Michael Higer of Higer Lichter & Givner.

The Miami-Dade County Commission issued a proclamation designating September 12 as “Constitution Appreciation Day.”

At the event, community leaders read portions of the U.S. Constitution before an audience, alongside the master of ceremonies, Michael Putney, senior political reporter for ABC WPLG Channel 10.

[Revised: 03-20-2014]