Saturday, September 17, 2022

Constitution Day Wilmington Celebration!


Downtown Wilmington

@ Bijou Park. LOCATION CHANGE


NEW LOCATION: Water Street Park (2 South Water Street) by the VISITORS CENTER and the flytrap sculpture @ the foot of Market Street on the river

Saturday September 17th, 2022

11:30-4 pm

GOT FREEDOM?

Thank the US Constitution!

Saturday September 17th, 2022

Rain Date Sunday

Constitution Day Proclamation Ceremony - Downtown 11:30am. Come at 11:15am so you don't miss it!


Concurrent with American Craft Walk Arts and Gallery Downtown on Front Street

EVENT PROGRAM & ROVING CONTINGENT

11:30am-4pm Event Program @ 2 South Water Street

*Proclamation Ceremony, music, skits, storytelling, trivia

12:15-4pm Roving Contingent @ Front Street & Riverwalk

*Living history costumed folks distributing pocket Constitutions, flags and Fun Facts

"For the Community, By the Community"

Showcasing Wilmington area organizations, an Interactive "We the People" Freedom Wall and the Constitution Quilt Project

Constitution Day Wilmington is a non-political, non-partisan, community event organized by a small grassroots group of everyday local citizens. Its mission is to instill an awareness of the US Constitution and celebrate the freedoms that our forefathers protected in this founding document.

Constitution Day Wilmington is a local celebration in partnership with area organizations, schools and governing bodies with the intention to educate and engage the community through interactive and entertaining activities.

The event was also established to help our schools satisfy the 2004 Federal Law that designated Constitution/Citizenship Day as a Federal holiday with statutory educational requirements for Federally funded schools.


Spotlighting the "We the People" Wall, creating a Constitution Quilt and showcasing local talent through song, skits and traditional American music.

Learn more about the US Constitution through trivia, a Star Spangled Scavenger Hunt, Fun Facts, Preamble Puzzle, meet Local filmmaker David Garrigus, and see excerpts from his 1787 Film.

Celebrate the freedoms Americans enjoy. Pick up a complimentary pocket Constitution

Look for Living History costumed individuals roving the Riverwalk and Front Street.

@ 0 Market Street ~ stop at the river



DID YOU KNOW?
*Thomas Jefferson never signed the Constitution. He was away in Paris serving as an ambassador to France.
* The U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest constitutional document of any nation today.
* Of 11,600 proposed amendments to date, only 27 have been ratified.
*There is no mention of "democracy" in the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the United States of America is not a true democracy; it's a Constitutional Republic.
* One in five people can't name three or more rights from the1st amendment.
* The words "separation of church and state" do not appear in the U.S. Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence.

In 1952, September 17th was designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787