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Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

National Patriots Bell Tower

(Formerly known as the Valley Forge Memorial Bell Tower)

 
 
National Patriots Bell Tower Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
1. National Patriots Bell Tower Inscription
Inscription.  This tower is dedicated by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to those Patriots of the Revolutionary War whose faith and courage won and established American Freedom and to those Heroes of World Wars I and II who defended and preserved that blessed heritage.
 
Erected 1944 by National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Historic Bells 🔔 series lists.
 
Location. 40° 6.279′ N, 75° 26.26′ W. Marker is in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Memorial is on Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the right when traveling west. Bell tower is attached to the Washington Memorial Chapel, an active Episcopal church within Valley Forge National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2914 Valley Forge Park Rd, King of Prussia PA 19406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
National Patriots Bell Tower MacArthur Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
2. National Patriots Bell Tower MacArthur Dedication
The three eagles below the belfry
have been given by the
Daughters of the American Revolution
in honor of
General and Mrs Douglas MacArthur

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walking distance of this marker. Loyal Patriots of Valley Forge (a few steps from this marker); William White (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterman's Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots of African Descent (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. ¼ mile away); Varnum’s Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Varnum’s Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grand Parade (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Merion Township.
 
Also see . . .  Entry at TowerBells.org. Excerpt:
Traditional carillon of 58 bells. Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave. Transposition is nil (concert pitch). Keyboard range: A#G / A#A. There are no missing bass semitones. There is a non-identical practice console. The instrument was enlarged in 1963 with 2 bells made by Paccard.
(Submitted on August 25, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.) 
 
National Patriots Bell Tower Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
3. National Patriots Bell Tower Dedication
The three shields
below the belfry
have been given by
The Daughters of the Revolution
National Patriots Bell Tower Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
4. National Patriots Bell Tower Dedication
The Valley Forge Memorial Bell Tower
has been erected by
the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution
National Patriots Bell Tower Declaration of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
5. National Patriots Bell Tower Declaration of Independence Marker
National Patriots Bell Tower Declaration of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
6. National Patriots Bell Tower Declaration of Independence Marker
Presented by the National Society Daughter of the Revolution, May Fifth, Nineteen Thirty Two
Washington Memorial Chapel Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
7. Washington Memorial Chapel Sign
National Patriots Bell Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2009
8. National Patriots Bell Tower
At Washington Memorial Chapel.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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