Veterans Day

Veterans Day

November 11, 2018

Do-Now Discussion

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

At the Center

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.  

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.

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