Sept. 17 will mark 230 years since our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution. Ratification would take two more years, but the principles enshrined in our Constitution have stood the test of time. Those principles are what unite us as a country, and what the U.S. military, soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilians, have sworn to protect and defend. (Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Julie Matyascik)
Read the full text of the United States Constitution here.