Bells Across the Land

On April 9, 2015, at 3:15 PM EDT, the National Park Service invites you to participate in “Bells Across the Land.” At that time, people will ring bells for the next four minutes–one for each year of the war–to commemorate the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of the Armies of the United States.

The NPS has prepared a packet of materials for schoolteachers looking to construct lesson plans to mark the day.

Below is the bell at New York’s Riverside Church, across the street from where the body of Ulysses S. Grant rests today. Go to the 2:44 mark to hear the ringing begin in earnest.

Let us have peace.

7 thoughts on “Bells Across the Land

  1. jim April 8, 2015 / 11:42 am

    America was taken over by the British elite as a result of the northern aggression. manufactured civil war.

    • Brooks D. Simpson April 8, 2015 / 12:00 pm

      Sure. That’s why so many British favored recognizing the Confederacy. It was all a ruse.

    • John Foskett April 8, 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Oddly, a crowd that could easily be characterized as the “British elite” was at the forefront of the festivities in 1775-83. These comments are educational, however. They further demonstrate what we already know to be true – America is paying for the failure of public education in the past 50 years to do a competent job of teaching U.S. history.

    • Andy Hall April 8, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Say hello to Lyndon LaRouche for me, Jim.

    • neukomment April 8, 2015 / 5:52 pm

      You grossly miss-speak when you use the phrase “northern aggression”. It was traitorous oath-breaking rebels who first fired on our flag. And how do you call Union troops from Maryland, Kentucky, East Tennessee, West Virgina as well as other southern states “northern”…

  2. BorderRuffian April 9, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    No bells here.

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