The World Peace Bell - Newport, KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache
N 39° 05.531 W 084° 29.744
16S E 716581 N 4329991
Quick Description: The World Peace Bell is the largest free-swinging bell in the world. It was originally created as part of a larger monument to commemorate the Millennium but was scaled down.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 8:13:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Y73
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 30

Long Description:
The Peace Bell was cast by the Verdin Company in France and brought to the United States up the river via New Orleans. It was cast in December 1998 and rung on December 31, 1999. It rings every day at noon and on special occasions.

There is a Museum, Bridge, Bell and Tower and plaques commemorating the monument.

The marble below the bell reads:


Peace starts at home.
Peace starts at our schools.
Peace starts on our city streets.

If we have peace in our homes,
and in our schools,
And on our streets
the our governments
And our nations will follow
And we will have world peace.

To sustain this peace,
We must continue to write about it.
We will need to read about it,
We will have to talk about it
to our family, and friends, and neighbors.

And when our Peace Bell Rings,
the world will listen.

-Wayne E. Carmichael, Chairman
The Millennium Monument
World Peace Bell

Also at site:

World Peace - Our Dream
Inner Peace - Our Search
Neither is Achieved
nor valued
without each other.
- w.p. butler
Related web site: [Web Link]

Can you tell us who created the item: The Verdin Company

Condition of the item: Great

So what did YOU do for the millennium?: Attended a party

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