Recently a woman wrote in to Dear Abby with a request of our nation. She said that she was a Whitehouse Aid during the Kennedy administration. The then-president made a proclimation that has fallen by the wayside. Here is some of what she wrote:
“On July 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the ringing of bells nationwide with the words, “Let’s ring freedom bells!” I was a White House aide then, and I vividly recall how exciting it was when bells rang across the nation coast to coast. Since then, many Americans have forgotten to keep the tradition going. Let’s start again!