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Norwalk Historical Society Lets Freedom Ring As It Celebrates The Fourth

Town Clerk Rick McQuaid reads a portion of the Declaration of Independence. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Historical Society President Erik Anderson reads off the 13 original colonies, as state Sen. Bob Duff tolls the tower bell 13 times. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
A small crowd listens to portions of the Declaration of Independence. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling welcomes the crowd to the patriotic ceremony. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Visitors listen intently at Saturday's ceremony. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (left) and Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling take part in Saturday's ceremony. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

NORWALK, Conn. - The Norwalk Historical Society hosted the “Let Freedom Ring Bell Ringing Ceremony” on Saturday, July 4th, at the Mill Hill Historic Park Town House.

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling spoke briefly for the small crowd gathered, and state Sen. Bob Duff was also on hand, as Town Clerk Rick McQuaid read a portion of the Declaration of Independence.

Erik Anderson, president of the Historical Society, read off the names of the 13 original colonies, as Duff rang the tower bell 13 times.

Refreshments were served after the ceremony to commemorate the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress. On that day, the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.

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