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Celebrate the Constitution on its Anniversary!

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September 17 is the 226th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, and the first day of Constitution Week! We've arranged a grassroots event with the following presenters:

• David Lefer, author of the newly published book Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution (http://www.amazon.com/The-Founding-Conservatives-American-Revolution/dp/1595230696/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375417368&sr=8-1&keywords=founding+conservatives), will speak about his book.

• Robert Begley, founder of NY Heroes Society (http://www.nyheroes.org/), will speak about the Constitution.

• Dara Greiger, an associate of the American Academy for Constitutional Education (http://aafce.com/), will speak about the Constitution.

• Jack O'Brien's fife and drum corps will perform.

• The cast of the Boston Tea Party Opera (http://www.bostonteapartyopera.com) will perform, for the first time ever, scenes with some costumes and choreography! Check out the review of the show here (http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php/2013/06/the-boston-tea-party-opera-an-ode-to-the-spirit-of-american-independence/).

We'll enjoy food and conversation together afterwards. Please join us!

(We'll have informal social time from 6:30-7 and start the program proper at 7pm. There is no charge for the event.)

About Constitution Week, from Wikipedia:

"...officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwight_D._Eisenhower) from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daughters_of_the_American_Revolution), with the official inception of Constitution Week in September 2002.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_Week#cite_note-1) The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_of_the_Confederation) on September 17, 1787."