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Celebrating our country’s founding document

National Constitution CenterHooray for Constitution Day! Friday, September 17th marks the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and the National Constitution Center is offering all of you patriots out there a pretty sweet deal!

The National Constitution Center has planned an exciting day honoring American history, complete with a birthday party for the country’s founding document, a reciting of the Preamble on the rooftop, a load of learning activities, and more! 

And did I mention this event is completely FREE to the public? 

Two-hundred-and-twenty-three years ago, 39 brave men signed the U.S. Constitution and influenced our country greatly. This year, the Constitution Center hopes to help fellow history-buffs learn about America’s founding document in a fun, refreshing way. Thanks to the Beneficial Bank, visitors can celebrate at the Constitution Center for no charge. 

The day will begin at 8:30am when the famous Preamble will be recited by memory on the Rooftop Terrace by 223 students from the Constitution High School —rightly so. Visitors can also head to the Preamble Printing workshop and learn how an old-fashioned print shop worked in the 1700s. 

National Constitution CenterRocco Fiorentino, who is a teenage singing star, composer, pianist, and role model to the blind and disabled everywhere, will be singing “Happy Birthday” to the Constitution, as well as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

The Constitution’s birthday party will take place at 12:15pm, and yes, there will be cake! 

Other events include a Naturalization Ceremony and an American National Tree Induction Ceremony. This is your chance to learn about the document that shaped our country, and to spread the knowledge of our past to the youth of America. 

For those who can't make it to the Center on Friday, a live stream of the virtual field trip can be followed at www.constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday throughout the day.

The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch St., on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall can be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ConstitutionCtr and on Facebook

For more information, call (215) 409-6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org. 

Jacalyn Clay, lover of America, is hoping to make a difference in the professional media world. Contact her at jacalynclay@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter @jacalynclay (twitter.com/jacalynclay).