Can Holiday: Freedom of Information Day – March 16


Origin

In 1998, but unknown about exactly who started it

How to Celebrate

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Freedom of Information Day (FOI). It is a holiday that celebrates the legal right of public access to government information (except for specifically exempt files). James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born on this day. He is known as the Father of the Constitution and as the chief author of the Bill of Rights. You can celebrate by thinking about James Madison, your freedoms as an American (if you are one), and if you are really into this holiday you can attend the FOI Day conference in Washington, DC to celebrate with others and see who is honored with the James Madison Award.

The Can

1987 Yuengling Beer "200th Anniversary of The Constitution" Can

1987 Yuengling Beer “200th Anniversary of The Constitution” Can

To honor this day we are featuring the 1987 Yuengling Beer “200th Anniversary of The Constitution” can. On it we see the clock and bell tower of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The words on the can read, “1787-1987 Limited Edition Celebrating 200th Anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution.”

Happy Freedom of Information Day (3/16)!

Photo used by permission of CanMuseum.com