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Mansfield in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mansfield Bell of Freedom

 
 
Mansfield Bell of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, October 11, 2020
1. Mansfield Bell of Freedom Marker
Inscription.  

Mansfield Bell of Freedom
Dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019

This Bell was made by Meneely & Company of West Troy, N.Y. in 1889, weighs approximately 1,000 pounds, stands three feet tall and three feet wide at the base.

The Methodist Episcopal Church was established in 1876. The church changed its name to Mansfield United Methodist Church in 1968 and again in 2004 to Faith Fellowship United Methodist Church to serve the greater Mansfield area. The church sold their building in the spring of 2017.

Pastor David A. Arruda of Faith Fellowship United Methodist Church, a US Army veteran was approached by Mansfield Veterans Services and the Mansfield Historical Society in an effort to obtain the church bell for historical purposes in creating a veterans memorial. Pastor Arruda consulted with the church community who agreed it would be a fine tribute to honor those who served our country.

Mansfield Veterans Services expresses its sincere appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for their support over the years and in helping make this memorial a reality for future
Mansfield Bell of Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, October 11, 2020
2. Mansfield Bell of Freedom Marker
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generations to pay respect to our veterans.

American Legion Post 198 • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3264 • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 61 • Keep Mansfield Beautiful • Knights of Columbus Council #420
Mansfield Bank • Mansfield Elks Lodge 2633 • Mansfield Field of Honor Committee • Mansfield Firefighters Local 1820 • Mansfield Gridiron Club
Mansfield Historical Society • Mansfield Lions Club • Mansfield Non-Profit Gift
Fund • Mansfield Police Association • Mansfield Rotary Club • Scouts BSA Troop 17 • Scouts BSA Troop 51 • Village at Willow Crossing Veterans • All Past Veterans Agents • Mansfield Select Board: • Jess D. Aptowitz, Chair • Michael A. Trowbridge, Sr., Vice-Chair • Frank Delvecchio, Select Board Member • Neil Rhein,
Select Board Member • Steve Schoonveld, Select Board Member •
Kevin J. Dumas, Town Manager • Michael Raymond, Veterans Director.

 
Erected 2019 by Mansfield Veterans Services.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 42° 1.467′ N, 71° 13.006′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Street and S Main Street, on the right when traveling east on West Street. The memorial is located within the
Mansfield South Common Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, October 11, 2020
3. Mansfield South Common Sign
Mansfield South Common. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Street, Mansfield MA 02048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. September 11, 2001 (here, next to this marker); Mansfield Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Purple Heart Medal (here, next to this marker); SPC Corey M. Shea (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield Orthodox Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mansfield Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); DePillow Square (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
More about this marker. The bell is being restored and was missing from the monument when photos were taken in 2020.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022