"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well
or ill, that
we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the
success of liberty."
-John F. Kennedy
"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the
inhabitants thereof "- Liberty Bell Inscription
A chime that changed the world occurred on July 8, 1776, when the
Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning
citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of
Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
The official bell of the Pennsylvania State House (today called
Independence Hall). The bell weighs about 2000 pounds and hangs from
what is believed to be its original yoke, made from American elm,
also known as slippery elm.