5:30 PM at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Jonesboro, Illinois (Lincoln/Douglas Debate Site).
Brief ceremony with guest speaker Dr. Sheila Simon and Essay Winners. Everyone is asked to bring a bell to join in the ringing of bells that will occur across the United States to celebrate Constitution Day!
If you do not have a bell then bring a noise maker – an empty water bottle with popcorn kernels inside makes a GRAND noise maker!
A 21-gun salute will occur with a combination of cannon and a round of rifles.
Refreshments will be served
Everyone is invited and the Celebration is FREE!
Sponsored by the Daniel Chapman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Looking for Lincoln, P.A.S.T., and US Forest Service.