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Constitution Day celebrated in Lawton with special guest speakers

LAWTON, Okla._Thursday is National Constitution Day and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt celebrated the day by visiting a Lawton high school.

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Attorney General Pruitt, in the spirit of the observance, took time to come and give some inspiration to a group of students at Eisenhower High School. He told the teens to never give up, even in the toughest of times.

"What I would say to you is fall forward. If you fall, get back up. In most anything that I've ever done, that is really something that I'll look back at the end of my life and say I actually contributed to something. I wanted to quit at some time during that time," Attorney General Pruitt said.

Attorney General Pruitt also stuck around after his speech to give some of the students an opportunity to ask him some questions. Once he finished at Eisenhower, Pruitt spoke at the Great Plains Republican Women's Luncheon.

Cameron University held its own Constitution Day celebrations with a special presentation by the head of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

The event was held at the CETES Conference Center, where Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John Reif gave his presentation "Reflections on the Magna Carta."

In it, he explained the relations between the Magna Carta and the U.S. Constitution. Chief Justice Reif discussed the absolute importance of our constitutional rights, and how vital our equal protection under the law is.

"It is the unseen framework of our way of life, of our economic system, of our government. It’s almost something that we take for granted, like clean air or clean water from a water tap," Chief Justice Reif said. "I would urge the people to scrupulously guard the equal treatment under the law and extend it to all citizens in this country.”

Chief Justice Reif has served 23 years on the Court of Civil Appeals, and was elected as chief justice for a two-year term for 2015.

The Constitution Day event was sponsored by Cameron's School of Liberal Arts and School of History, the Lawton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Student Advocates for Political Action.

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