Verizon a Proud Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Constitution Day Gala, Hosted by the Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) on September 16 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Verizon a Proud Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Constitution Day Gala, Hosted by the Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) on September 16 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Randy Milch, Verizon executive president and general counsel, saluted teachers and underscored the importance of celebrating the Constitution, noting "...the exceptional success our constitutional form of government has had in binding us together across nearly three centuries of blinding societal and technological changes."

Mr. Milch also set the stage for an engaging presentation and discussion, when he introduced the evening's distinguished speakers, Walter Dellinger, former acting solicitor general of the United States, who spoke about the ratification debates and the enduring significance of the Constitution, and Paul Clement, former solicitor general of the United States who spoke on the unanswered question of judicial review.

Students from law schools across the country watched the event via live webcast and were given the opportunity to text and e-mail questions that Mr. Dellinger and Mr. Clement answered during a Q & A session.

A re-broadcast of the program is available for online viewing.

The Constitution Day Gala also included an education summit, where teachers learned about the free online resources available on Thinkfinity.org and ConSource.org.

ConSource.org is the preeminent resource for Constitution research, education and discussion - providing free public access to the world's most comprehensive online library of source documents relating to the framing of the Constitution and its Amendments.

ConSource is currently running a Constitution Day essay contest for middle and high school students. Winners will receive an 8gb iPod Touch. For more information on the essay contest and to enter, go to ConSource.org. Essays must be submitted by October 8

Thinfinity.org is the Verizon Foundation's comprehensive website that provides free educational resources to make learning fun and improve academic achievement. The site offers thousands of standards-based educational resources for educators, students and parents, as well as free professional development for educators.

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