Bell ringing ceremony honors independence

The Milford Volunteer Fire Department and Troop 721 of the Boy Scouts of America in Milford in conjunction with the City of Milford and with the support of the Milford Girl Scouts will conduct the 2012 Let Freedom Ring National Bell ringing Ceremony to celebrate the birth of the country on the Milford Green on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 1 p.m. at the site of the retired alarm bell of the Milford Volunteer Fire Department. The alarm bell will be rung 13 times promptly at 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring a bell.