Veterans Day Celebration

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Event Admission: FREE with museum admission (museum admission is FREE to all veterans)

The National Constitution Center will honor our nation’s servicemen and women during a moving Veterans Day celebration.  Guests will participate in a variety of interactive programs and activities while learning more about this important holiday.

Flag Ceremonies
The National Constitution Center's Veterans Day Celebration begins at 9:15 a.m. on the center's front lawn with a flag raising ceremony. The day concludes with a flag lowering ceremony at 4:00 p.m.  Throughout the day, visitors can participate in hands-on flag etiquette workshops, during which visitors will discover the history and symbolism behind the U.S. flag.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
In homage to our nation's servicemen and women, the Center will hold a moment of silence and a wreath laying ceremony at 11:00 a.m., on the Grand Overlook, featuring the Temple University Color Guard and a performance of “Taps.”

Patriotic Crafts and Activities
Children and families can make their own American flag and star wreathes. They will also have the opportunity to write letters to service men and women currently serving in active duty.

Veteran Talks
Throughout the day, visitors can attend special Veteran Talks, where men and women who have served in different branches of our military will discuss their experience in the service. A special 2:00 p.m. talk on the Center's Grand Hall Overlook will feature authors of the new book, In the Shadow of Greatness.