Bells of freedom to ring on Thursday

Capt. Stephen Betts Society of Children of the American Revolution is celebrating Constitution Day at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The Constitution of the United States was signed on Sept. 17, 1787 by 39 attendees of the Constitutional Convention. The document had been worked on for many months and the signing of the Constitution – the birth of our government – was celebrated with the ringing of bells throughout Philadelphia, as the attendees exited the meeting rooms at 4 p.m.

CAR ,embers asked churches in their community to ring their bells 39 times (one strike for each signer of the Constitution) at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 in celebration.

Listen for the sound of freedom ringing at Bristol Baptist Church, Bristol and Saint Andrew Lutheran Church, Bristol. Prospect United Methodist Church is participating in spirit due to repairs to the bell tower.american flag