Civic Value: Leadership


Honor the legacy of two of our greatest presidents and focus on the Constitution and freedom of speech. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln both understood the importance of our Constitution and the role that all citizens play in protecting it and taking responsibility for the government we want.


Choose a ceremony to read out loud or adapt. When less than 25% of all students know the three branches of government and 70% of American adults cannot pass a basic civic literacy test, we can all benefit from civics conversations in our homes and schools. National holidays give us time to talk and create lasting memories with celebrations and shared stories.


It’s hard to imagine a more important time to discuss how the Constitution impacts our lives. The actions our discussions inspire become part of our nation's story.


Have a great holiday!


User-friendly ceremonies to make your holiday more memorable and fun

Connect heart, mind, and hands to make a one of a kind holiday keepsake

A range of activities and suggestions to enrich your holiday celebration

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