06/14/2014Location: Begins at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street Fee Information: FREE
The celebration begins at the National Constitution Center at 9 a.m. with historical and modern army units processing through Independence Mall. This will be followed by a flag raising ceremony in front of Independence Hall at 10 a.m. and concluding with General Washington's reading of the historic proclamation creating the U.S. Army. Enjoy birthday cake after the ceremony, and view modern U.S. Army tactical vehicles and exhibits throughout the day. The celebration is co-sponsored by Independence National Historical Park, the United States Army, the Philadelphia Flag Day Association, the City of Philadelphia, and the National Constitution Center.