Thursday, April 9, 2015

And all the bells were . . . silent?

Although many locations in Lancaster and York Counties rang bells today to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, Columbia did not. Not one peal from one bell in one bell tower in the many churches around town. Not one celebration or observance around town or on the bridge.  And this, after last night's meeting where it was mentioned that our history should be promoted. You know - our history, like the bridge burning that the town was directly involved in, which directly precipitated one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War. You know - Gettysburg. Yeah . . that history. Nothing important or anything. Just another missed opportunity, and we can't afford too many more of those.


Anonymous said...

Considering Columbia's role during the Civil War, it's sad that not one bell sounded.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh did Columbia Officials bother to step up and ask the churches to ring their bells? Probably NOT! I'm sure if asked the church's would have been proud to participate. Shame on the elected officials, not the Churches