Saturday, February 4, 2012

It has a wonderful will grab your heart...when I do the final seven rings, I will cry...

See video below...

Traveling Bell History  (from Proclaim Liberty )

Travelling Liberty Bell History (Cast in 1976)
Learn about the orginal Libery Bell of 1753 >

Liberty Bell
The Nation’s only traveling working Liberty Bell carries on in the tradition of the original sacred icon of 1753.
As long as there is Liberty there will need to be a bell to proclaim it.
Bell Facts
Bell Tone: E-Flat Weight (originally) : 2,080 lbs
Circumference (Lip): 12 ‘Weight (today) : 2,055 lbs
Circumference (Crown): 7′ 6”Clapper Weight: 44.5 lbs
Height (Lip - Crown) : 3 ‘ Clapper Length: 3′ 2”
Height (over the Crown) : 2′ 3”Yoke Weight : 200 lbs
Thickness (Lip): 3 ” Crack Length: 28 ”
Thickness (Crown): 1.25 ”
The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) commissioned seventy exact replica Liberty Bells to be made to supply the need for bells for the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. This Bell was purchased by the Fort Worth Vietnam veterans for a war memorial for those who gave their last full measure of devotion for liberty in Vietnam.The Tarrant county fathers failed to uphold their promise to place the bell in downtown Fort Worth until the veterans agreed to render the bell mute suggesting it be filled with concrete. The veterans refused to be party to silencing the Liberty Bell. They decided to allow the bell to be used where the freedom for which they fought would be honored.The Associated Conservatives of Texas purchased the Bell in 2002 after displaying the bell for ten years. The Liberty Bell is of the same size and weight so the sound produced will be the same as that heard by our founding fathers.
Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1775,
“Adieu. The Bell rings and I must go among Grave Ones, and talk politiks (as spelled in 1775).”
The same sound that called every meeting to order at the Pennsylvania State House, and inspired the men who wrote the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States can be heard today by ringing this bell.

1 comment:

Findalis said...

I cannot wait for the day that this bell is rung to celebrate our independence and not rung for a dead soldier.

A haunting sound.