William Bloys Post 2 Annual Ringing of The Freedom Bell

Enshrined at the Post 2 front entrance, the Freedom Bell, named since it’s memorialization is in fact, the bell used by the German Army POW Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp complex in Austria. The bell signaled to POWs nearly every aspect of the daily routine for those held captive. Today, the bell is only rung in memoriam, on The Fourth of July each year. The bell’s song rings only The United States Independence Day. The young man highlighted, Squadron 41 member, Abraham Juarez, helped to begin the morning’s ceremony along with Post 2 members and guests from around The Arizona American Legion Family. With a prayer and a resounding HAPPY BIRTHDAY, the festivities are under way!