Milford bell ringing ceremony set for July 4

Mayor Benjamin Blake announced today that there will be a Fourth of July bell-ringing ceremony that will take place on the Milford Green.

Along with city officials, the Milford Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 721 and Girl Scouts of Milford will participate in the “Let Freedom Ring” National Bell Ringing Ceremony.

It will be centered at the site of the retired alarm bell of the Milford Volunteer Fire Department. The bell will be rung thirteen times promptly at 2 p.m. to honor the 13 Colonies. Residents are encouraged to sing out and celebrate on this day and bring a bell for the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m.

“The ringing also pays tribute to the brave patriots who fought in and supported the American Revolution as well as all who sacrificed to maintain our freedom throughout the years,” the mayor said.

On June 26, 1963, Congress passed Concurrent Resolution Number 25 that decreed ringing bells on Independence Day was both “fitting” and “appropriate.”

John Burgeson