AMVETS Nebraska is raising money to construct a Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery.: A Carillon is a musical instrument that is typically housed in the bell tower (belfry) of a cemetery bell tower . The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze, cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to produce a melody, or sounded together to play a chord.
AMVETS Nebraska is working to obtain $125,000.00 for construction of the Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery. This Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery Will honor Veterans for centuries. AMVETS Nebraska need your personal donations and corporate donations to make this Carillon at the Omaha National Veteran’s cemetery a reality.
The imperial presence of a bell or clock tower immediately creates a “sense of place” in any gathering area.
The Liberty Bell, The Millennium Bell, The World Peace Bell, The 9/11 Memorial Bell: Bells that commemorate significant milestones in the history of mankind or that memorialize tragedies that should always be remembered as a way of honoring the departed Veterans. Solemn tolls at National Cemeteries instill pride and reverence for those who sacrificed their lives.
In military ceremonies, the Honor Bell is heard as seven clear, solemn peals followed by silence at the end of the memorial service. It is considered the highest form of respect and honor for a fallen hero. These sacred bells connect us in mind and spirit to the individual lives and the events that surrounded them. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it” (Henry David Thoreau).
Carillon at Wood National Cemetery (Example below)
Many brave young men gave their lives for our freedom. Omaha Beach – Normandy – American cemetery. (Example below)
Arlington National Cemetery Carillon bells audio CLICK HERE
AMVETS Nebraska has undertaken funding for a carillon at the Omaha National Veterans Cemetery. To learn more and/or make a donation CLICK HERE
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