"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that
we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and
success of liberty."

-John F. Kennedy

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof "- Liberty Bell Inscription
A chime that changed the world occurred on July 8, 1776, when the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
The official bell of the Pennsylvania State House (today called Independence Hall). The bell weighs about 2000 pounds and hangs from what is believed to be its original yoke, made from American elm, also known as slippery elm.