WestShore Lions participate in bell-ringing ceremony

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, right, and WestShore Lions Club Interim President David Sacco lead a bell-ringing ceremony at Peterson Pool on the Fourth of July.

The WestShore Lions Club joined institutions across the country at 2 p.m. on the Fourth of July in simultaneously ringing a bell 13 times at Peterson Pool in Clague Park. The bell was rung one time for each of the original 13 colonies of the United States.

Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough and WestShore Lions Club Interim President David Sacco assisted children that lined up to call out each colony's name as the bell was rung: Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

In 1963, an act of Congress officially authorized the Let Freedom Ring National Bell Ringing Ceremony. This patriotic act says it is "fitting" and "appropriate" to ring bells in honor of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

David Sacco

I'm currently the interim President of the WestShore Lions Club

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 9:52 AM, 07.18.2017