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Let Freedom Ring

 
 
Let Freedom Ring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
1. Let Freedom Ring Marker
Inscription.  Following World War II, the idea for a symbolic gift from "The People of the Netherlands to The People of the United States" met with generous response from all sections of the Netherlands. Queen Juliana presented a small silver bell to President Truman on May 5, 1952 as a symbol of the carillon to come. Her speech reflected what the world has learned from the war:

"So many voices in our troubled world are still unheard. Let that be an incentive for all of us when we hear the bells ringing."

Concerts in May and September are from 2 - 4 p. m.; June, July and August concerts are from 6 - 8 p. m. Climb the tower and meet the guest carilloneur.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.3′ N, 77° 4.152′ W. Marker was in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker was on Marshall Drive near Richmond Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Modern Liberation (here, next to this marker); Harmony of Friendship (here, next to this
Netherlands Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
2. Netherlands Carillon
marker); "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Place Where Memories Are Made (about 700 feet away); 70,000 Marines Helped Raise That Flag on Iwo Jima (about 700 feet away); Missions Critical (about 700 feet away); A Split Second Made Immortal (about 800 feet away); Battle Honors Unending (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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Netherlands Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
3. Netherlands Carillon
Netherlands Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
4. Netherlands Carillon
The inscription at the base of the carillon reads; "From the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America"
Netherlands Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 19, 2008
5. Netherlands Carillon
Netherlands Carillon image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 2011
6. Netherlands Carillon
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 978 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6. submitted on July 22, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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