National Constitution Center Memorial Day

CC Mem Day

Skip the shore traffic and take the family to The National Constitution Center Memorial Day Weekend.

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. During Memorial Day weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans honor our military heroes. The American flag will be raised each morning during a special ceremony at the Center; guests are invited to join in to learn proper flag-raising protocol.  During the special program “Memorials: How a Nation Remembers,” visitors will learn about monuments across the country, including Little Bighorn, the U.S.S. Arizona, and the Lincoln Memorial. As the home of Pennsylvania’s Liberty Tree, the Center will honor its “birthday” with the compelling story of this living memorial. Visitors can sing their favorite American anthems during “Patriotic Karaoke”; create memorial poppy pins, American flags, and American star memorial wreaths; and write letters to soldiers stationed overseas.

Memorials: How a Nation Remembers Show

10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Main Exhibit, Domestic Tranquility
This special program illuminates the history of our nation’s famous memorials and how they contribute to popular memory.

Liberty Tree Show

10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Main Exhibit, Domestic Tranquility
Memorial Day Weekend marks the “birthday” of the National Constitution Center’s very own living memorial, the Liberty Tree. Visitors can learn about the history of Liberty Trees in American and the story of how Pennsylvania’s Liberty Tree came to live on the Center’s lawn.

Flag Etiquette Workshop

11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Main Lobby
Explore the history and meaning behind America’s national symbol and learn about the ways to treat the flag with reverence and respect.

Flag Ceremonies

9:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Front Lawn
The American flag will be raised every morning and lowered every evening on the Center’s front lawn. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate as they learn the proper protocol for this poignant ceremony.

Giant Flag Folding Activity

1:30 p.m.
Front Lawn
After learning the ins and outs of flag etiquette, you can put your new knowledge to the test as you help fold the National Constitution Center’s giant American flag!

Patriotic Karaoke Station

10 to 3
Main Lobby
Visitors will have an opportunity to sing their favorite songs about America.

Make and Take Activities

10 to 3
Main Lobby
Visitors can Create patriotic crafts including poppy pins, star wreaths, and crepe paper American flags.

Thank-A-Vet

10 to 3
Main Lobby
Write a message to a Veteran thanking them for their service to America and for defending the Constitution, through a special partnership with the Thank-A-Vet organization.

National Constitution Center Memorial Day
Event Category: Festivals
When: May 25, 2013 ~ May 27, 2013
Time: 9:30am - 6:00am
Where: The National Constitution Center
More Info: http://www.constitutioncenter.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/constitutioncenter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConstitutionCtr


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