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Constitution Day -- September 17

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Does your State/Area have a Constitution Day event?

Please research CONSTITUTION DAY EVENTS in your State and if there are none we would like all states to consider being the HOSTS/ORGANIZERS for 2016.  We will gather more information and discuss in…Continue

Started by Dan Garner National President Aug 11, 2015.

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Comment by Mike "Foil Hat" Degrood Ex-Pres. on September 13, 2015 at 8:59pm

They handed out pocket constitutions on the street. They demonstrated the operation of flint locks for us, as well as a spinning wheel. They had toy muskets for the kids to drill with. The parade started with a choir singing patriotic songs and a recreation of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Comment by Mike "Foil Hat" Degrood Ex-Pres. on September 13, 2015 at 8:55pm

Comment by Mike "Foil Hat" Degrood Ex-Pres. on September 13, 2015 at 8:40pm

Our trip to Nevada City was educational. This little town spends a lot of time and money on this event. They have been doing it for 49 years now! It's as patriotic as any Independence Day event, plus they reenact various historical events like the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the minute men fighting the British. There is a wealth of information at each tent set up in the park, and all the participants dress in period correct clothing. They have replica flintlock muskets, a spinning wheel, and other vintage tools of the time. The person manning each tent was a wealth of historical knowledge. We didn't stay for the parade, which started today at 2pm. I have work tomorrow and the ride home is nearly a full day. I was, however, able to watch some of the parade on the internet. Ken and I were not able to speak directly with the city manager who plans this event, but we got her contact information and will have a talk with her. Ken also knows folks in an organization that does Civil War reenactments, and we will approach them to see if they are interested in doing Revolutionary War stuff as well.

Comment by Roderick Bingham on August 30, 2015 at 1:08pm

The Constitution Day planning committee sound like a make to come together and come with a good event that can work for us all . Something we maybe able to do in every state and once a year for all to come together . This is my two pennies worth.

Comment by Bevin Corbin on August 24, 2015 at 12:04am

I think this would be a good event for the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars to get involved with.  Can I get more information on who, what and where in Polk County , NC this is going to happen?  Might be a good idea to have something going on Gibson street in front of the House of Flags maybe? I could probably  make that happen.

Comment by Lurleen Tate-Smith on August 22, 2015 at 7:16am

Thanks, Mike!  We had it made at Office Max for only $90!  Great investment for liberty! :) 

Comment by Mike "Foil Hat" Degrood Ex-Pres. on August 19, 2015 at 10:35am

Lurleen, I love the banner!

Comment by Roderick Bingham on August 17, 2015 at 8:15am

Ken if you could send me information on Constitution Day Events . So I can get something start here in Kentucky. I believe this would be good for the State .  

Comment by Lurleen Tate-Smith on August 12, 2015 at 1:42pm

In Ohio, Roger and I host the Fall SOLR State Meeting in conjunction with Constitution Day as a celebration of the U.S. Constitution.  Getting fellow Americans to learn about and to value this national document is one of our most important duties.  All of our state and community outreach events are centered around distribution and education for the Constitution, along with networking and growing SOLR.  This is something that we all should be passionate about!

Comment by Connie Mack Lill on August 12, 2015 at 7:44am

We usually have a display board and hand out pocket constitutions at most of our events. Pictures help a lot so please take as many as you can Mike.

 

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