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Honor bell unveiled, sounds at Reds game

Posted: 2:53 PM, May 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-23 06:52:49-04

CINCINNATI -- The nation's very first honor bell was broken out of its mold Saturday morning and sounded during pregame ceremonies at the Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ball Park.

The bell consists of Medals of Honor, Purple Hearts and dog tags, all melted down into 1,300 pounds of molten bronze and molded into shape.

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The Honor Bell Foundation and Verdin Bell Company plan to cast bells in Cincinnati to go to every national cemetery in the country, totaling 133.

 

Saturday's Reds game included more military appreciation activities, and the team wore camouflage uniforms, according to spokesman Michael Anderson.