Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Bells on Sunday

"So many voices in our troubled world are still unheard."

This simple dedication is inscribed on the Netherlands Carillon which was commissioned to express the gratitude of the Dutch people for the American aid received during and after World War II.

The carillon itself symbolises the friendship between the people of the Netherlandsand those of the United States.... a friendship allegedly characterised by a common allegiance to the principles of freedom of speech, justice, and democracy

"To achieve real harmony, justice should be done also to the small and tiny voices, which are not supported by the might of their weight. Mankind could learn from this. So many voices in our troubled world are still unheard. Let that be an incentive for all of us when we hear the bells ringing." (Queen Juliana of the Netherlands (1909-2004)

The Netherlands Carillon plays Westminster Chimes on the hour and plays American patriotic music twice daily. Special songs are played on May 5 (Dutch Liberation Day)

But what were the Dutch libreated from, Cranmer picks up the story.


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