Mayor Jean Pierre L' honneur
WWII PARATROOPER "SCREAMING EAGLE" TOM RICE
RDML BETTE BOLIVAR
North Island Naval Air Station
and in full support
MAYOR RICHARD BAILEY
City of Coronado
MAYOR KEVIN FAULCONER
City of San Diego
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In conjunction with Carentan, France, WWII Paratrooper "Screaming Eagle" Tom Rice will ring Liberty Bells in Coronado, California, USA to support "Les Clochers de la France." A movement that is anticipated to grow globally with WWII veterans, servicemembers and representatives ringing liberty bells in their cities.
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"With museums and other D-Day commemorative sites likely to be closed on June 6, one museum director is arranging for bells in churches across France to ring out instead."
Patrick Fissot, Nicholas Bellee and Emmanuel Allain of the Normandy Victory Museum, said the idea came to them when he received news of the death of two American veterans who had formed strong links with the commune of Carentan where the museum is located.
“They came over nearly every year, and I just thought how sad it was that there would not be any remembrance of D-Day this year,” he told Connexion.
“Then I remembered the stories of how all the church bells started ringing on D-Day and I thought it would be wonderful if we could do something similar.
"When I put the idea on to our museum group the response was enthusiastic, then word spread, and we have had people from the north and east of France who want to join.”
WWII Paratrooper "Screaming Eagle" Tom Rice jumped into Carentan, France June 6th, 1944 to help liberate France from Nazi Germany. In honor of the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, Tom is committed to fly over his hometown of Coronado, California as Mayor Jean Pierre L' honneur rings the "Les Clochers de la Liberte" (Liberty Bells) in the city of Carentan. The Commemorative Air Force's D-Day Doll Inland Empire Wing is providing the aircraft for Tom's flyover.
On D-Day June 6, 2020, Tom Rice and Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar will ring the Liberty Bell on NAS North Island at precisely 6:44 pm. The USS Midway will ring their Liberty Bell in coordination with NAS North Island. Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey and San Diego City Mayor Kevin Faulconer are in full support.
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**Special thanks to the city of Carentan les Marais-France & Denis van den Brink, Historical Counselor to the City of Carentan for joining the allied forces of France and the United States of America.**
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