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Provo’s Liberty Bell

This ship’s bell is from the valiant USS Wasatch, flagship of the seventh fleet under Admiral Thomas C Kincaid. The ship is famous for its outstanding service in the south pacific during World War II.

Official Navy records state that during the battle of Leyte, “Admiral Kincaid’s flagship was the hub around which the sea, land, and air campaign raged.”

Through the efforts of U.S. Senator Wallace F Bennett, the ship’s bell was obtained for the Provo July Forth Celebration, Inc., a civic group which organized Provo’s Independence Day activities from 1939 to 1952.

As a patriotic monument, the bell was presented by this group for the people of Provo and the Wasatch Front on July 4, 1972.

Located outside the city building at 351 West Center Street in Provo, Utah

Dedicated to all Veterans of War
Provo City, Utah
“That all men shall be free”
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Staff, Flag & Dedication presented by
Provo Lodge No. 849 – B.P.O. Elks
Meditation area and installation by Veterans Memorial Board of Provo
June 14, 1972.