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SAR set to Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U. S. Constitution
Contracts have been signed, a Permit has been issued, and the SAR is set to observe the 225th Anniversary of the U. S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 14-15, 2012, complete with parade. And, you’re invited!
Our parade will form up opposite the Liberty Bell Pavilion, march to Chestnut St in front of Independence Hall, turn up the center of the Independence Mall, cross Market Street, cross Arch Street and move to the front of the Constitution Center where a platform and podium will be set up where we will conduct
our program if weather permits. If not, we will go inside the Center.
There will be a brief ceremony on Chestnut Street in front of Independence Hall as we march past the site where the document was signed in 1787. The Police Department will close down Market and Arch Streets as we march up the center of the Constitution Mall.
Buses will be provided for transportation from the hotel to Independence Hall and return. All SAR members registered at the hotel OR signed on for the buffet and banquet may use the busses. Ladies in colonial garb are welcome at the parade. The busses we are using are school busses not luxury liners.
Ladies in attendance should be aware that nearby King of Prussia Mall is one of the best in the country.
All individual guardsmen in uniform, but without a unit, are more than welcome to march with the Philadelphia Continental detail. We welcome all and all will march. (National Color Guard Commander Mike Tomme will be coordinating the National Color Guard participation).
If you have already made your hotel reservation and note there has been a hotel name change, don’t fret. The change is in name only. The Hotel remains the same, only under new management, and the contract signed earlier will be honored by the new owner. The Dolce property had been acquired by the Hilton Hotel chain
which had built and operated the property originally many years ago. The new name of the hotel is Double Tree by Hilton.
Registration Form is attached below
Bob Bowen, National Project Coordinator
Jim Willis, Event Chairman, Philadelphia Continental Chapter