Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 at KHS
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2011) — A free community event hosted by the Kentucky Society Daughters of the American Revolution (KSDAR) and the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Cralle-Day Garden of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History at 100 W. Broadway in downtown Frankfort.
This program will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the profound events of Sept. 11, 2001, with the ringing of the Kentucky Liberty Bell currently on display in the Cralle-Day Garden at the KHS campus. Garden entrance is on Ann Street.
This bell, a replica with dimensions and tone identical to the original Liberty Bell that rang out the nation’s Declaration of Independence in 1776, is one of 53 cast in France in 1950 by the U. S. Treasury as part of a savings bond drive.
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 citizens of and visitors to the United States, including over 400 first responders, firefighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers and military personnel. The Kentucky Liberty Bell, last rung on the first anniversary of 9/11, will be sounded with three distinct strikes to honor those who perished that day at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a field near Shanksville, Pa.
Join KSDAR members in remembering the lives lost, those who are rebuilding from the loss of loved ones, the heroic response of those on the scene, the unity of purpose of citizens everywhere and the dedication of those who continue to serve the United States daily.
The DAR is a volunteer service organization based on lineage to someone who fought or gave aid to the American Revolution. They preserve historic buildings and artifacts; provide contests, awards and scholarships; support schools and develop good citizens while celebrating the exceptional events in American history. For more information how to become a member of the DAR visit the National Society website at http://www.dar.org/natsociety/become_member.cfm.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, established in 1836, is committed to helping people understand, cherish and share Kentucky's history. The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the website at www.history.ky.gov.