Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Stuart, Virginia

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Statewide Bell-Ringing Ceremony Planned

June 27, 2024
The State VA250 committee invites all communities to participate in a statewide bell-ringing ceremony on July 4th at precisely 5:00 p.m.

According to Tourism Director James Houchins, this year on July 4th at precisely 5:00 p.m., we aim to create a powerful moment of unity by having bells ring across the state of Virginia, echoing the celebratory bell-tolling that marked the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783.  The bells are requested to toll 13 times, and it will begin at the State Capitol in Richmond, at the historic Bell Tower.  Our local government, Fire stations, and Churches have always played a vital role in our community, participating in this ceremony would be an excellent way to Honor Our Heritage: The ringing of bells is a cherished tradition, symbolizing freedom and the birth of our nation.  You can help make history!  Ring your bell: If you have a functional bell, we encourage you to sound it at 5:00 p.m. sharp on July 4th.  We encourage everyone to participate by ringing bells from their homes or visiting participating locations.  By joining forces, we can create a truly unforgettable Fourth of July celebration that resonates throughout the state.  For more information, contact us at  

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