Photo Gallery | Jehovah’s Witnesses convention underway at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jehovah's Witnesses convention is underway at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena this weekend.

Jehovah's Witnesses have been holding conventions for more than 119 years.  Last year approximately 1.8 million people attended 382 conventions in over 99 cities through the U.S., according to the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The convention at the Arena runs Friday through Sunday.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. each day and the program lasts until late afternoon.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  The program consists of Bible education, public speakers, demonstrations, encouraging experiences and costume dramas.

Our news partner, The Florida Times-Union, reports the three-day event is expected to be attended by about 11,000 people of the Jehovah's Witness faith.  People from Savannah to Palm Coast are attending, with about 70 congregations coming.

You can learn more about Jehovah's Witnesses at watchtower.org.

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