Ring the Bells of Freedom Celebration

America's Family Learning Center is establishing what is becoming an annual, community-based celebration entitled, Ring the Bells of Freedom. This yearly celebration will be held during Constitution Week, September 17-23.

The purpose of the Celebration is to unite communities, rekindle desires to learn more about our American heritage, rejuvenate expressions of love for this great country, to become knowledgeable of our Constitutional laws, and give thanks to God for our freedom.

The concept of this program took root during the 200th national observance of The Signing of the United States Constitution.

On September 17, 1987, 740 youth gathered from the surrounding states of Washington, DC, and gave a celebration performance on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial.

During the preparation of this program, a noticeable difference came over the youth from the first meeting to the final program. Directors, teachers and parents commented they felt they witnessed 740 youth become stalwarts in support of their country. Families became involved and the younger brothers and sisters were also developing a love for America.

With this background and experience, the Directors of America's Family, established in Independence, Missouri, will hold the Ring the Bells of Freedom Celebration each year during the National Constitution Week, September 17-23.