Independence Day: Let Freedom Ring
Let Freedom Ring™ is an annual nationwide celebration honoring the Patriots who helped us gain our independence in the Revolutionary War. The observance begins in Philadelphia at 2:00 PM when the Liberty Bell is rung by four young descendants of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Then bells around the country are sounded 13 times in honor of the 13 original colonies.
As President-Elect of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, I will be standing proudly in front of the Alamo at 1:30 PM on July 4th for the local ceremony. I will introduce the keynote speaker, State Senator Jeff Wentworth. Highlights of the event include the posting of the colors by a color guard in period costume and the ringing of the bell.
The National Observance will take place in Philadelphia, and bells will ring across the nation to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. You can watch a video, download a brochure, and learn more at Let-Freedom-Ring.org.
My ancestor Adam Mitchell was one of the brave Patriots who helped to create a new, and free, nation. I am proud of him and all our Patriots and grateful for their sacrifices that made us free.
If you live in the United States, I hope you will join me on July 4th in commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence 232 years ago.