Fourth of July bell ringing ceremony Friday on Milford Green

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 2014 “Let Freedom Ring” National Bell ringing Ceremony to celebrate independence.

The event will take place on the Milford Green on Friday, 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., honoring the representatives of the 13 original colonies who signed the Declaration of Independence. The ringing also pays tribute to the brave patriots who fought in and supported the American Revolution as well as all who sacrificed to maintain freedom throughout the years.

Residents are invited to attend and bring a bell for the 2 p.m.