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Mayor Wilda Diaz and Barry Rosengarten, Chairman of Celebrate the Amboys, welcome the public to celebrate Veterans Day and the 225th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights on Tuesday, November 11.

The annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sadowski Parkway to honor the men and women in the military who have protected our rights and served our country.

A march to the City Hall Circle will immediately follow to begin the Bill of Rights Reenactment ceremony of the signing of the Bill of Rights at 12 noon.

The original Bill of Rights document will be on display at the Perth Amboy City Hall Council Chambers.  This is the third time the document will be on display in Perth Amboy. The first time was in 1789 after it was first ratified, then in 1989 for the Bill of Rights Bicentennial and now for the 225th Anniversary.

Honorary Chair Mayor Wilda Diaz and Chair Barry Rosengarten for Celebrate Perth Amboy, Inc. have enlisted the help of the Board of Education to incorporate the Bill of Rights and the Constitution into the curriculum and give the students of our City the opportunity to not only participate the event but to learn of our City’s role in national history. Over 400 students from the Perth Amboy Public Schools, Catholic Schools and schools located outside of the Perth Amboy district.

An application for the Bill of Rights Arch to be designate as a national historic landmark is presently being submitted.

BILL OF RIGHTS HISTORY IN PERTH AMBOY
In 1789 Perth Amboy was the Capitol of New Jersey. The General Assembly of New Jersey met in the Courthouse (which is now part of City Hall) for the purpose of ratifying the Bill of Rights. The Governor of New Jersey was William Livingston and on November 20, 1789 the Bill of Rights was ratified in the City of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  The document became a part of the Constitution on December 10, 1791.

On November 20, 1989, “Celebrate Perth Amboy” commemorated the 200th Anniversary of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights, Chaired by Barry Rosengarten at City Hall Circle.  Some of the prominent Perth Amboy residents who participated were the late actor Charles White, the then City Clerk, Harold Augustine, Governor Thomas Kean and Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. The “Bill of Rights” Arch was commemorated in City Hall Circle. The Arch is a replica of the most southerly of the original series of arches in the Market Square.  For a dollar, one could sponsor the authentic water struck bricks used to construct of the Bill of Rights Arch.  Each sponsor received a keepsake of the occasion as a thank you.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
11:00 a.m.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Veterans War Memorial (Sadowski Parkway)

12:00 noon
Reenactment of the Ratification of the Bill of Rights
City Hall Circle at the Commemorative Arch

12:30 -4:30 p.m.
Bill of Rights Document Exhibit for Public View
City Hall Council Chambers, 260 High Street

Come One – Come All!

 New Jersey:  The First State to Ratify the Bill of Rights!  It happened in Perth Amboy…

Join us for the Re-enactment!

 

 Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights

  • Participation by the Old Barracks State Trenton Group
  • Dressed Up Re-enactors to provide 1789s ambiance
  • Music, Refreshments & Giveaways

NJ’s original Copy of the Bill of Rights in Display!

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