Memorial Day – First Parish and Baptist church bells rung at noon
John Kraus shared his recording (below) of the church bells rung on Memorial Day. John made his recording in front of the Town House.
I observed Memorial Day by going to the former Medfield State Hospital to listen to the noon bell ringing at the Lee Chapel (the bell in the photo above, with the large sounding hammer showing to the right). John Thompson, Chair of the Medfield State Hospital Building and Grounds Committee and the Property Manager, shared that the bell is inscribed “1896,” that one rings it from the clock room that is on what would be the second story, and that the Lee Chapel was constructed around the bell, as the bell is too large to be remove.