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Flemington Courthouse bell will toll for veterans


For the second consecutive year, the bell at Hunterdon County’s Historic Courthouse in Flemington, N.J., will toll 21 times at 11 a.m. on Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, to honor the service of all Veterans.

“Last year, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Hunterdon County joined governments, churches, American Legion halls, and many other entities around the nation in tolling our Historic Courthouse bell, as part of the bells of peace initiative,” said Freeholder Board Deputy Director John E. Lanza, the board’s veterans’ liaison.

The Freeholder Board, at the behest of former Freeholder John King, long a veterans’ proponent, decided to continue the tolling of the courthouse bell annually, an event it is calling “Bells for Veterans.”

“The bell is tolled 21 times in recognition of the highest honor accorded to those in the military whose lives were lost in the service of the nation, the 21-gun salute,” Lanza said.

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