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      Carolyn Whitlock

      Norwich, Connecticut’s Freedom Bell will be rung at 3:15 PM Saturday, September 23rd in celebration of the one hundred fifty-fifth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

      The Norwich Freedom Bell will ring out at 3:15 on the afternoon of September 23rd to celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Members of the American Bell Association International will be on hand for Saturday’s ceremony marking one hundred fifty-five years since President Lincoln gave his historic proclamation to his cabinet. Mayor Deb Hinchey will welcome the visitors who were instrumental in raising money for the casting of the bell in 2012.

      “The Emancipation Proclamation was the turning point in the struggle for freedom and dignity”, said Norwich City Historian Dale Plummer. Plummer will lead a short walking tour through downtown Norwich after the ceremony pointing out some of the city’s great bells and tracing the steps of Abraham Lincoln who visited here in 1859.

      On September 23, 1862 newspapers across the north published the full text of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation after the president presented it to his cabinet the previous day.

      The Norwich Freedom Bell outside City Hall is the only tower bell erected specifically to honor the Emancipation Proclamation and is rung on special days to highlight the quest for justice and freedom among all people.

      The New England Chapter of the American Bell Association International, Inc. is meeting on Saturday in Norwich on the occasion of it’s fifty-fifth anniversary.

      The public is cordially welcome to attend the brief afternoon ceremony as well as the walking tour which will follow.

      For more information about the many historic bells of Norwich visit, http://friendsofthenorwichbells.com

      Article written and submitted by H. Kevin Harkins, Chairman of the New England Chapter of the American Bell Association International, Inc. https://americanbell.org

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      Interesting, thanks for posting Carolyn.
      Pleased that NECABA chapter of ABA will be there.
      I guess that we will hear how your day went ??

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