Justice Bell Send-Off Ceremony
A wonderful evening and an historic moment.
On August 25, 2020, on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote, a celebration was held to honor those courageous women who came before us, and to send our special Justice Bell (Lady’s Liberty Bell) from its home at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park to Independence National Park in Philadelphia.
Amy M. Schwab Photography
Thank you to all who attended, our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, but most importantly to every woman who fought for one of the most valuable things we have…our freedom to vote.
The next day, August 26, 2020, the Centennial Celebration continued!
Our Committee Chair, Maria Bomersbach, spoke at the second day of the Centennial Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage. In partnership with Independence National Historical Park and Vision 2020’s “Toast to Tenacity”, the Justice Bell was unchained and rung ceremoniously with music, dignitaries, and speakers.
Maria Bomersbach, along with Sandi Tatnall, great niece of Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger — the Chester County woman who commissioned the casting of the Justice Bell, known as the women’s Liberty Bell, helped to send the Justice Bell to Philadelphia.