RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
Richmond City Council – Richmond City Hall - 900 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 - Richmond, VA 23219 - www.council.richmondva.gov
COUNCIL PUBLIC INFORMATION NEWS ADVISORY
IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO BE FORWARDED AND SHARED
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Richmond City Council and Mayor Dwight C. Jones invite all residents to ring bells at 2 p.m. on Independence Day this Thursday
All Richmond residents invited and encouraged to participate
WHAT (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) -- Richmond City Council and Mayor Dwight C. Jones invite all Richmond residents to join together in ringing bells at 2 p.m. on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Resurrecting the 1963 call of President John F. Kennedy, the ringing of bells symbolize and celebrate our common heritage as citizens of the United States of America and honor those Americans who have sacrificed for the freedoms we all enjoy.
Marking the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's proclamation, this year represents the 237th Anniversary of the Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which we celebrate as our Independence Day holiday each year.
Richmond City Council and Mayor Jones would also like to thank the national No Greater Love organization for their work in helping to promote this action on behalf of all Americans.
All Richmond residents are invited and encouraged to participate through the ringing of community bells, hand bells, church bells, carillons, fire sirens, and/or using a bell ringing app from their smart phone.
WHEN Thursday, July 4, 2013
WHO The Honorable Members of Richmond City Council
The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor of Richmond
CONTACT For more information, please contact Tammy Hawley, Press Secretary to Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, at 804.646.3110 (tel), or
Steve Skinner, Council Public Information Manager, at 804.646.6052 (tel) or
937.1386 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Steven R. Skinner, APR
Council Public Information Manager
RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL
OFFICE OF THE COUNCIL CHIEF OF STAFF
Richmond City Hall
900 E. Broad Street, Suite 305
Richmond, Virginia 23219
MISSION The mission of Richmond City Council
is to represent citizens in creating and amending
local laws, providing government policy and
oversight, and approving the city budget.
VISION Richmond City Council is committed to
creating a vibrant community that is a great place
to live, work, learn, play, visit and raise a family.