Let Freedom Ring

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA

This Bell has proclaimed freedom and independence for Americans since our country’s beginnings in 1776.  Summoning law makers and citizens, announcing public news, it could be heard ringing through the narrow cobblestone streets of Philadelphia.  The inscription on it reads:  “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

 

This famous American Liberty Bell can still be seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Market Street.  Weighing 2,080 pounds and made of mostly copper (70%) and tin (25%), it resides across the street from Independence Hall.

 

Philadelphia, the meeting place for the original Founding Fathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, holds a great deal of American history.  This quadrant where the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are located is lined with cobblestone streets, slate sidewalks, hitching posts, colonial statues, and towering old deciduous trees.  If you are ever in the area, it’s worth an extra few days to take in the historical landmarks.  Philadelphia reminds me that reviewing our national history from days of past helps us better understand today and tomorrow.

 

Happy Independence Day!

 

photo credit:  Athena Alexander

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22 thoughts on “Let Freedom Ring

  1. Jet, did you know there are 55 “stunt” bells? It is very unlikely the original bell is in that spot. My cousin’s son who went on a tour with his school said he was told the one in Liberty Bell Center is a duplicate. He said where they keep the original, but I don’t remember. Makes sense too as important an artifact as it is to this country.

  2. A cool visit any time! Don’t forget to stop by the US Mint, two blocks north, and have a Philly cheesesteak at the Reading Terminal Market, six blocks to the west. 🙂

  3. I suppose it is too late for wishes dear Jet,but I did like your patriotic post and your thoughtfulness on this very special Day ! Stay well my dear friend and have a peaceful and creative weekend !!!
    Much love & hugs , Doda 🙂

    • It’s never too late for good wishes. I’ve been working hard on my book during the week so this holiday weekend gave me an extra day to relax and appreciate our Independence Day. I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you so much, Doda; I hope you are enjoying your days as well. 🙂

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