The Point Vicente Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hosts a celebration of the U.S. Constitution Day by ringing the Korean Friendship Bell at Angels Gate Park. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Information and RSVPs may be made to 310-548-5663
The invitation also states:
“The United States Constitution was signed 222 years ago. Public law 915, signed by President Eisenhower designates September 17th to 23rd Constitution Week. At 4:00 PM Eastern Time bells across America will ring to commemorate the signing of this important document which established our republic as a self governing nation dedicated to the rule by law. This week offers us an opportunity to recall the rights and privileges that such a document provides and protects.
In 1976 the people of Korea presented a 17 ton bell to the people of the United States for our bicentennial. The bell celebrates the U.S. bicentennial, honors veterans of the Korean War, and represents the friendship between two countries. A pagoda like structure overlooking the Pacific Ocean houses the historic bell. It was formerly rung only on July 4th, August 15 (Korean Independence Day) and December 31. For the eleventh year, it will also ring for Constitution Week! Our honored Bell Ringers will be members of the Merchant Marines.”
WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2009 from 12:30 to 3pm
WHERE: Korean Friendship Bell, Angels Gate Park