Join Freedom Alliance for an Unforgettable Weekend
Please join us in celebrating the greatest of American traditions and the most celebrated rivalry in sports — the Army-Navy Game!
As you know, Freedom Alliance supports our military heroes and their families by sending “Gifts from Home” care packages overseas, hosting Troop Appreciation Events, taking wounded service members on Outdoor Sporting Retreats and Heroes Vacations, among many other activities. And each year, we show our support for our Cadets and Midshipmen at the Army-Navy Game!
The Weekend takes place December 6-8, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Guests will stay at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, where we have secured a block of rooms. However, rooms must be booked by November 13, 2012, to receive our special rate.
During the Weekend, we will tour Philadelphia’s most historic sites and learn more about our history from some of our Founding Fathers.
Our Defender of Freedom Dinner at the 23rd Street Armory is also included in the weekend. On this 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War we will honor America’s Vietnam veterans.
Whether you cheer for Army or Navy, we hope that you will join us for what promises to be another great weekend!
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6:
1-4:00pm: Visit our Welcome Desk in the lobby by S. Penn Sq. Entrance
5:30pm: Private tour of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Congress Hall.
The Second Continental Congress met in Independence Hall. Here, George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army, the Declaration of Independence was adopted, and the Constitution was drafted. We’ll also visit Congress Hall where the U.S. Congress met from 1790 – 1800.
7:30pm: Welcome Reception at the Ritz-Carlton’s Plaza Ballroom
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7:
9:00am: Breakfast with speaker presentations
1:00pm: Lunch at historic City Tavern
At City Tavern, Paul Revere reported that the British closed of the port of Boston and the men of the American Revolution decided to oppose the King’s “intolerable acts.”
2:15pm: Meet America’s Founders at the Free Quaker Meeting House
“We hold these truths to be self-evident.” A scholar called these “the most…consequential words in American history.” Watch as Franklin, Jefferson and Adams debate the Declaration of Independence.
7:00pm: Reception and Defender of Freedom Dinner
We’ll dine at the historic 23rd Street Armory, home of First Troop City Calvary – the oldest mounted military unit in continuous service to the Republic – as we honor Vietnam veterans and Medal of Honor recipient SFC Sammy L. Davis.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8:
8:30am: Breakfast with speaker presentations
11:30am: Arrive at stadium for Traditional March-On of Cadets and Midshipmen
Enjoy the game from climate-controlled suites with lunch, snacks and drinks.
3:00pm: Kick-off for the 113th Army-Navy Football Classic!
8:00pm: Post-Game Reception in the Ritz-Carlton’s Plaza Ballroom
If you would like more information about the 2012 Army-Navy Weekend in Philadelphia, you may download the PDF version of the invtivation by clicking here. You may also call us at (800) 475-6620.
How to Register
Click here to register for the weekend online or call Freedom Alliance at (800) 475-6620.