Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 12:00 a.m.
Wisconsin Public School Observance Day recognizing the American's Creed, written in 1917 by William Tyler Page, a messenger in the U.S. House of Representatives. His essay was judged the "best summary of American political faith" in national contest. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
— Written by
William Tyler Page
Enacted June 7, 1935, from the 1935 Laws of Wisconsin, Chapter 132.
Listed as American Creed Day in Wis. Stat. sec. 118.02 Special Observance Days.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.