Here is a great article from neighbor Jim. As he pointed out, it strikes a little closer to home for us than most just because we are surrounded by water. Add the fact that summer time is in full swing and it becomes a must read for all of us.
From Dear Abby via neighbor Arlene
President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of the bells nationwide on Independence Day, July 4, 1963, with the words, "Let's ring freedom bells!" I was a White House special projects aide at the time, and I recall vividly how exciting it was when bells rang throughout the nation.
I'm writing now to ask your help in getting the American people to ring bells again on this Fourth of July, and each Fourth every year from now on.
As a grateful American, I hope to resurrect this proud tradition. Let us tune in with each other and our history by ringing bells at 2 p.m. this July 4 in honor of the 237th anniversary of our independence. Encourage churches and civic buildings with bells to ring them. It doesn't cost any money to do it.
The first groups to support this national effort include baseball teams, the National Cartoonists Society, and the Iron Workers, Firefighters and Sheet Metal Workers unions along with other AFL-CIO affiliates.
As we celebrate our freedom, let us also honor the lives of those who sacrificed theirs for our precious liberty. Your millions of readers can help "let freedom ring."
This could be a fun tradition, What do you think?
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