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American Founders’ Month

American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week

Section (s.) 683.1455, Florida Statutes (F.S.), designates the month of September as American Founders’ Month and s. 1003.421, F.S., recognizes the last full week of classes in September in public schools as Celebrate Freedom Week.

During American Founders’ Month various groups, including public and private educational institutions, are urged to recognize and observe this occasion through appropriate programs, meetings, services or celebrations in which state, county and local governmental officials are invited to participate. Public schools are encouraged to coordinate instruction at all grade levels related to the nation’s founding fathers.

Celebrate Freedom Week must include at least three hours of appropriate instruction in each social studies class, as determined by each school district. This instruction shall include an in-depth study of the intent, meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence.

American Founders’ Month and Celebrate Freedom Week 2021 Memo (PDF) and Proclamation (PDF). 

American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week Resources

Learn more about the life and legacy of the following Founding Fathers.