Friendship Bell - Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 36° 00.666 W 084° 15.838
16S E 746586 N 3988642
Quick Description: A giant bronze bell cast by Japan to commemorate years of friendship and peace between the two countries. Located in in Bissell Park in Oak Ridge, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2008 8:33:31 AM
Waymark Code: WM54CZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 18

Long Description:
A bell designed in Oak Ridge and cast in 1993 by Japan to honor the friendship since WWII between the community of Oak Ridge and Japan. This is significant as Oak Ridge is the site where one of the bombs dropped on Japan in WWII was developed and manufactured.
Text on Monument/Memorial Sign or Plaque:
This bronze bell was designed in Oak Ridge and cast in Japan in 1993 to serve as a symbol of the bonds of friendship and mutual regard that have developed between Oak Ridge and Japan over the past fifty years…Friendship made so much more meaningful because of the terrible conflict of World War II which Oak Ridge played such a significant role in ending. This bell further serves as a symbol of our mutual longing and pledge to work for freedom, well-being, justice, and peace for all the people of the world in the years to come.

Given to the people of Oak Ridge on the occasion of their 50th birthday by the Oak Ridge Community Foundation and Friends in the United States, Japan, and other nations.
1996
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Born of war,
living for peace,
growing through science.


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