“Let’s Ring Freedom Bells!” These are the words of President John F. Kennedy proclaiming July 4, 1963, the ringing of bells on Independence Day. A celebration of Freedom, a celebration of the Guardian Angels Who Protect Us: America’s Troops - Firefighters - Police
Reviving an American Tradition of Bell Ringing on this Historic Holiday. “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout the land unto all inhabitants thereof.” Inscription on the Liberty Bell
When: July 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Why: Celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. As we celebrate our freedom, we celebrate the guardian angels who protest us – America’s troops « firefighters « police
Where: Wherever you are – at home, a picnic, a parade, a beach, boating, sporting event, shopping, etc.
How: It’s easy: ring a bell 3 times. If you don’t have a bell, shake your keys or tap a glass. Encourage your community to ring church bells, fire sirens, school bells, etc. As grateful Americans, let us all ring for our liberty throughout the land as One People, One Nation!
Background: In the early 1700s, the bell was a call to bring people together. The bell ringing connects us to our forefathers by using the same instrument of freedom they used to celebrate the founding of our great nation and honor God’s wonderful blessings on this Land of the Brave! The Liberty Bell is viewed as a symbol of our freedom and independence. However, most symbolism related to bells is religious in nature. It can be traced all the way back to the “dinner bells” in the Old Testament. The use of bells is universal and a huge part of people’s lives and cultures.
Sponsors: No Greater Love and the Iron Workers, Firefighters, Sheet Metal International Unions, AFL-CIO, are initiating a revival of “Let’s Ring Freedom Bells.” Join us in celebrating our freedom and those Guardian Angels who protect us and who serve with honor and courage. Our patriot participants include: Dear Abby, National Cartoonists Society, Malmark Bell Co., Veterans and Civic Organizations.