Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - September 13, 2010 - The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia today announced its 2010 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day programs to help celebrate Constitution Day and "Back to School." September 17th is designated as Constitution Day because on that date in 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the United States Constitution at Independence Hall. The Constitutional Walking Tour is celebrating Constitution Day & Citizenship Day throughout the entire month of September, and teachers are encouraged to utilize The Constitutional's many free educational resources available at: www.TheConstitutional.com/1787 .
In honor of Constitution Day, The Constitutional Walking Tour, which provides Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours, wants students to give their views about American freedom. The American Freedom Essay Contest challenges educators to have their students write 100-300 word essays on the importance of freedom in their lives. This year's American Freedom Essay Contest is dedicated to the late Senator Robert Byrd. Entries will be judged in Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories with the winner in each category earning a free field trip of Historic Philadelphia with The Constitutional Walking Tour for his/her class.1 The deadline for entries is October 15, 2010. For more details, educators are encouraged to visit www.TheConstitutional.com/1787 .
"Walking in the Founding Fathers' footsteps with The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is a great way to commemorate Constitution Day and also the legacy of the late Senator Byrd who introduced the Constitution Day legislation," stated Jonathan Bari, President of The Constitutional Walking Tour. "Along the tour, visitors see many important sites related to the U.S. Constitution including The First Bank of the United States which sparked the first great Constitutional debate between conservatives and liberals."
The Constitutional Walking Tour offers a variety of other resources to help Educational Institutions and Federal Agencies fulfill the annual requirement for Constitution Day programming. For more information, visit www.TheConstitutional.com/1787 .
Constitution and Citizenship Day was officially established when the late Senator Robert Byrd, one of the United States Senate's leading Constitutional scholars, introduced legislation that President George W. Bush signed into law requiring that all schools, colleges and Federal agencies receiving Federal funds offer annual educational programming involving the Constitution of the United States on Constitution and Citizenship Day, September 17th.
The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is one of the leading providers of Philadelphia sightseeing tours. Located in Historic Philadelphia, The Constitutional visits more than 20 of the most historical sites on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor adventure in the Independence National Historical Park area, which is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center. The Constitutional is also the producer of the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour of Philadelphia which features more than 20 of "Philly's Frights & Sights"™ on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor walking tour through Historic Philadelphia that features haunted facts and folklore. For more information, please see www.Spiritsof76.com .
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EDITOR'S NOTES: High-resolution Photographs of Historic Philadelphia are available for media usage at www.TheConstitutional.com/images .Share