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10 Nov 2017

National Constitution Center offering free admission for Veteran’s Day

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November 10, 2017 Category: Local Posted by:

Macy’s Family Day Honoring our Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will recognize the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.” Special events include a wreath laying ceremony, patriotic concerts, chats with veterans and engaging civic education programs. At activity stations, guests can write thank you letters to veterans and make patriotic crafts, including star wreaths and poppy pins.

Admission to the Museum will be FREE on Saturday, November 11, 2017, courtesy of Macy’s.

Flag Raising Ceremony
9:15 a.m.
Join us as we begin the day with a special flag raising ceremony overlooking Independence Mall.

Thank-a-Vet Postcards
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take a moment to write letters of thanks to the women and men who have served in the country’s Armed Forces. Postcards can also be accessed online and downloaded by virtual visitors.

Community Partner Tables
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Representatives from various community partners, including Thanks-A-Vet, the USO, and the Veterans Multi-Service Center, Inc. will be at the Center to discuss the services they offer veterans and military personnel.

Arts and Craft Tables
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Make patriotic crafts, including American flags, star wreaths, and poppy pins.

Flag Folding Challenge
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Families can participate as members of the museum’s staff fold our 20X30 foot American flag!

A Soldier’s Life
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join a Revolutionary-era soldier as he discusses the daily lifestyle of a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army during the American Revolution. Receive the proper training of the day and try on equipment and gear. Highly energized and interactive, this program is perfect for families.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
11 a.m.
Join us as we honor those who have served our country in the Armed Services.  Veterans on staff at the National Constitution Center will lay a wreath under the Center’s iconic American flag, followed by a moment of silence.

Military Muster
11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Do you hear the drum beating? The Continental Army is recruiting a few good kids for drills in the art of marching and musket etiquette.

USO Concert
12 p.m.
Join the USO Show Troupe for a patriotic concert celebrating our nation’s veterans.

Veteran Chats: They Were Ours
1 p.m.
Vietnam veteran and Glassboro, NJ native John Campbell will participate in a special Veteran Chat. Campbell is the author of They Were Ours: Gloucester County’s Loss in Vietnam, a book that uses wartime letters to tell the story of soldiers from New Jersey.

Veteran Chat: Veterans Multi-Service Center
2 p.m.
Veteran Charlie Forshee will discuss his service, as well as his role as Deputy Executive Director for Services at the Veterans Multi-Service Center.


Admission to the Museum will be FREE on Saturday, November 11, 2017,

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