157th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights Celebration

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Broadcast from the Sub Treasury Building in New York City commemorating the enactment of the Bill of Rights on September 25, 1789. Lisa Kirk, in the role of Miss American Legion, sings the National Anthem and "God Bless America." Includes historical narrative of the Bill of Rights and notable World War I veterans involved in ceremonies.

General James Van Fleet discusses the importance of the G.I. Bill and Veterans' Readjustment Legislation.

Former Congressman and ambassador John W. Davis receives the 1946 Bill of Rights medal.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

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