Macy’s Family Day Celebrating the American Flag

June 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$5 courtesy Macy's

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army!  This patriotic, fun-filled day will include special ceremonies, parades, musical performances, military demonstrations, and much more.  The National Constitution Center will take part in the Festival, hosting a brand new exhibit on the history of the American Flag, as well as educational workshops and family friendly activities!  

For more information on the Stripes and Stars Festival, visit: www.constitutioncenter.org/stripesandstars
 

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Programs and Events at the National Constitution Center

Family Fun Activities
Grand Hall Lobby, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Step back in time and play 18th century games!  Families can also create fun craft projects at special activity tables and hear tales of the American Revolution at our story corner.

Flag Raising Ceremony and Grand Parade
Front Lawn, 10:30 a.m.
Following a 50-star flag raising, troops—past and present—will join a patriotic parade to Independence Hall.

Flag Etiquette Workshops
Grand Hall Lobby
You might know that the flag should never touch the ground, but did you realize that there are many more rules about the care of our national symbol?  Learn everything you need to know at this interactive workshop.

The Star-spangled Banner: A History of our National Anthem
Grand Hall Lobby
Learn the fascinating story of Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Fort McHenry, and the flag that inspired our national anthem.

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