Thursday, May 23, 2013

Honor Fallen Military Heroes this Memorial Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center




Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2013

This Memorial Day weekend, the National Constitution Center will honor U.S. service men and women who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. From Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2013, visitors can participate in an array of FREE activities about the history and significance of the Memorial Day holiday. PLEASE NOTE: The Center will have extended hours on Sunday, May 26, 2013 and will open at 9:30 a.m.

The Center will offer special price breaks throughout the weekend:


• Visitors who purchase three tickets will get the fourth ticket free.

• Families can purchase a Freedom Family Membership to the Center for a 20% discount; members enjoy free, unlimited museum access, invitations to members-only programs and events, a 10% discount in the museum store and Delegates’ Cafe, and more.

The Center’s Memorial Day Weekend programming includes:


Memorials: How a Nation Remembers Show10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
This 20-minute interactive program illuminates the history of our nation’s famous memorials, including Little Bighorn, the U.S.S. Arizona, and the Lincoln Memorial.


Liberty Tree Show
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Memorial Day Weekend marks the “birthday” of the National Constitution Center’s very own living memorial, the Liberty Tree. Visitors can learn about the history of Liberty Trees in America and the story of how Pennsylvania’s Liberty Tree came to live on the Center’s lawn.

Flag Etiquette Workshop
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Explore the history and meaning behind America’s national symbol and learn about the ways to handle the flag with reverence and respect.

Flag Ceremonies

9:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

The American flag will be raised every morning and lowered every evening on the Center’s front lawn. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate as they learn the proper protocol for this poignant ceremony.

Giant Flag Folding Activity

1:30 p.m.
After learning the ins and outs of flag etiquette, visitors can put their new knowledge to the test as they help fold the National Constitution Center’s giant American flag!


Patriotic Karaoke Station
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will have an opportunity to sing their favorite songs about America.

Make and Take Craft Activities
10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Visitors can create patriotic crafts including poppy pins—the symbol of Memorial Day- as well as star wreaths and crepe paper American flags.



For more information  constitutioncenter.org/


Location: National Constitution Center- 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall Philadelphia, PA 19106



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