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FREE CEREMONY-ONLY TICKETS TO THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER'S 2016 LIBERTY MEDAL CEREMONY HONORING U.S. REPRESENTATIVE AND CIVIL RIGHTS ICON JOHN LEWIS AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A limited number of free ceremony-only tickets to the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal Ceremony honoring U.S. Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The ceremony will take place Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall.

The free general public tickets can be reserved at constitutioncenter.org or by calling 800-439-9835 beginning at 10 a.m. on August 17. Guests are limited to two tickets per household. Due to high call volume, the National Constitution Center recommends reserving tickets online.

Members of the National Constitution Center will be able to reserve their free ceremony-only tickets a day early beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Members are limited to two tickets per household.

To renew a membership or become a National Constitution Center Member prior to August 16 visit constitutioncenter.org/membership or call 215-409-6767.

Members of the National Constitution Center will receive an email on August 9 and again on August 16 with instructions on how to reserve their tickets. Due to high call volume, the National Constitution Center recommends that Members reserve their tickets online.

Tickets to the Liberty Medal's exclusive Pre-Ceremony Receptions and Post-Ceremony Gala are currently available for purchase. For details, visit constitutioncenter.org/libertymedal or call Bianca Cavacini at 215-409-6715.

The National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal Ceremony will take place rain or shine and will be taped by WPVI-TV/6ABC for broadcast across select ABC affiliated stations.

National Constitution Center Trustee, Ira Lubert of Lubert Adler, will sponsor the Liberty Medal award in 2016, as he has for the past nine years. Citizens Bank, which has sponsored the Liberty Medal since 2006, has returned as Chairman's Reception Sponsor. Stradley Ronon, LLP has also returned as the President's Reception Sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

About the National Constitution Center



The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia inspires active citizenship as the only place where people across America and around the world can come together to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. A private, nonprofit organization, the Center serves as America's leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its Congressional charter "to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a non-partisan basis." As the Museum of We the People, the Center brings the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages through interactive programs and exhibits. As America's Town Hall, the Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution on all media platforms. As a center for Civic Education, the Center delivers the best educational programs and online resources that inspire, excite, and engage citizens about the U.S. Constitution. For more information, call 215-409-6700 or visit constitutioncenter.org.

CONTACT: Jenny Parker McCloskey, 215-409-6616 jparker@constitutioncenter.org Merissa Blum, 215-409-6645 mblum@constitutioncenter.org

Source: National Constitution Center