Veterans Day

Veterans Day

November 11, 2017

Do-Now Discussion

Write a letter to a veteran you know (a family member, friend, or neighbor) thanking them for their service.

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, visitor “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.  

At the Museum

Flag Raising Ceremony
9:15 a.m.
Front Lawn
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.
Grand Hall Lobby
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.

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

Wreath Laying Ceremony
11 a.m.
Grand Hall Overlook
Participate in our moment of silence and a wreath laying ceremony on the Grand Hall Overlook, featuring the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.  Ceremony participants will include veterans on staff at the National Constitution Center.  

Veterans Chats
10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
F.M. Kirby Auditorium
Veterans from multiple conflicts throughout our nation’s recent history will share stories with visitors and answer questions about their service.

Patriotic Concert
Grand Hall Overlook
Enjoy our view of Independence Mall as you listen and sing along to some of American’s favorite patriotic tunes.

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