Southwest Federal Center in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Milford School Bell
as an enduring symbol of
The United States Department of
Education's goal to educate
every American to
His or her fullest potential
George Herbert Walker Bush, President of the United States of America
Lauro F. Cavazos, U.S. Secretary of Education
I'd like to place an old fashioned school bell in every school in America. That bell would toll and say “America, something important is about to happen. Send your sons and daughters prepared to learn.”
We must heed the tolling of the School Bell.
U.S. Secretary of Education
November 13, 1989
Presented by the Alumni of Milford High School, Milford, Pike County, Pennsylvania. November 13, 1989.
Erected 1989 by U.S. Department of Education.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.208′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 400 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jupiter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moon (about 400 feet away); Sun (about 400 feet away); Venus (about 400 feet away); Phoebe Waterman Haas (about 400 feet away); Saturn (about 400 feet away); Binary Stars (about 400 feet away); Cook Telescope (about 400 feet away).
More about this marker. The Bell has been removed to make space for the upcoming Eisenhower memorial.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 4, 5. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 6. submitted on April 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.