Greetings to all my American friends. My name is Juleah Braxton. I was not present the day your country declared its independence from Great Britain and its monarch King George. But my brother Peter, being staunchly loyal to the king, set out to fight the rebels. To the regret of my parents and myself, he did not return. It has grieved my father to have lost his son, but he will live in our hearts forever.
Readers will find the story of Seth Braxton, an American patriot of the Revolution, and Juleah Fallows, a young English woman in love with him, in the novel 'Surrender the Wind' by Rita Gerlach.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American freedom. Here are some interesting facts.
It was first placed in the steeple of the State House in Philadelphia.
It was commissioned in 1752 from a London firm, and was cast with Leviticus 25:10. "Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."