In 2026 the nation will commemorate the United States Semiquincentennial and the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. In the lead-up to this milestone, the America250 Commission has launched America’s Invitation, a nationwide campaign for all Americans to share stories and hopes and dreams for the nation’s future.
America’s Invitation is an opportunity for Americans across the country, from every background, to take part in reflecting on the nation’s past and looking to the future by sharing their stories, and the things they love about America, as the country continues to strive for “a more perfect union.”
Taking part in America’s Invitation is easy. Students simply visit the website and share photos, videos, artwork, essays, songs, poems, or anything else that highlights what America means to them and how they hope to commemorate this milestone. The content may be showcased by America250 on its website, in videos, on social media, or through other media. Over the next three years, America250 will host commemorative events across the country.