The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth ~ Ecclesiastes 7:4

Let Freedom Ring!

Posted: 2016-07-04


1st Reading of The Declaration of Independence July 8, 1776

Independence Hall Philidelphia

The Declaration of Independence was printed during the late afternoon on Thursday, July 4, by John Dunlap, a local Philadelphia printer. Congress ordered that copies be sent "to the several Assemblies, Conventions, and Committees or Councils of Safety, and to the several Commanding officers of the Continental Troops, that it be proclaimed in each of the United States, and at the head of the Army." By the next morning copies were on their way to all thirteen states by horseback and on July 5 the German Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, published by Heinrich Miller, became the new nations's first newspaper to announce that the Declaration had been adopted . On Saturday, July 6, the first newspaper print edition of the full text of the Declaration appeared in the Philadelphia Evening Post. On Monday, July 8, the Declaration of Independence was "proclaimed" (read aloud) by Col. John Nixon of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety at the State House in Philadelphia. It was also read again that evening before the militia on the Commons. Throughout the city, bells were rung all day. On that day as well the Declaration was publicly read in Easton, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey. It was these first public readings which constituted America's first celebrations of the Fourth of July. Typically in towns and cities across the nation accompanying the oral declarations were loud shouts, huzzas, firings of muskets, and the tearing down of the British emblems. In Baltimore, for example, on July 29, the town was illuminated and "the Effigy of our late King was carted through the town and committed to the flames amidst the acclamations of many hundreds. The just reward of a Tyrant."


The Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Independence Hall and Liberty Bell

Published on Jul 29, 2013

Take a virtual tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Museum in Philadelphia, PA with videographer Christopher Mitchell and colleague Freida Thibodeau of DeFuniak Springs, FL.


“Let Freedom Ring!”

Let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Martin Luther King Jr., excerpt from his "I Have A Dream" speech




SOUSA The Liberty Bell - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band



Proclaim Liberty - Ring the Liberty Bell!

The Liberty Bell Rung At Funerals In Texas



The Liberty Bell - TRUMP 2016



1931 The Last Time The Liberty Rang

Next Ringing Scheduled For Independence Day 2031

(Bell rung 13 times – once for each freed colony)

Published on Dec 9, 2014

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[1931 - Americana: Liberty Bell Rings For Last Time Until Independence Day, 2031. Feb31]
16:54:29 Front of Independence Hall w/ man striking cracked Liberty Bell w/ large mallet as others watch.
16:55:00 CU Liberty Bell w/ bolt or ?? in the crack holding it together.






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