The Spirit of Liberty Foundation’s Freedom Bell honors victims of attack on Pearl Harbor


The Spirit of Liberty Foundation’s Freedom Bell traveled to Honolulu to honor the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day.

The nearly 300-pound Liberty Bell replica was cast on June 6, D-Day, incorporating steel remnants from the World Trade Center towers. The exterior of the bell displays the seal of all five branches of the U.S. military — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. The base of the bell is embossed with 50 stars, one for every state.

Rancho Santa Fe resident Richard Rovsek came up with the concept for the bell, drawing it on a paper napkin last May. Rovsek, a former member of President Ronald Reagan’s staff, is the founder of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation, which supports men and women in the Armed Forces with an emphasis on wounded warriors and fallen heroes.

The Freedom Bell also recently made a visit to Arlington National Ceremony for Veterans Day.

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