Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Liberty Bell Replica Marker
Dedicated to You, a Free Citizen in a Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was the inspirational symbol for the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive, conducted from May 15 to July 4, 1950.
The dimensions and tone are identical with those of the original Liberty Bell when it rang out our independence in 1776.
The people of Annecy-le-Vieux, Haute Savoie, France, gave this bell to the People of Independence, Missouri, in recognition of the historical signifance of the Liberty Bell as an emblem of freedom. Fifty-three Liberty Bell reproductions used in the Independence Drive were cast at Annecy-le-Vieux.
The City of Independence was chosen for the gift because of its name, and because of its renown as the home of President Harry S. Truman.
In standing before this symbol, you have the opportunity to dedicate yourself as did our Founding Fathers to the principles of individual freedom for which our nation stands.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Liberty Bell Replica marker series.
Location. 39° 6.148′ N, 94° 25.256′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Touch for map. Marker is along the entrance drive to the Harry S. Truman
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harry S. Truman Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Truman Library Veterans Memorial Carillon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harry S. Truman Grave (about 400 feet away); The Eternal Flame of Freedom (about 400 feet away); Independence (about 700 feet away); Harry S. Truman Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Neck" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vaile Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . .
1. Harry Truman's Address at the Liberty Bell Dedication in Independence. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Liberty Bell Replicas in the United States. (Submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 603 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.