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Plaque / Inscription 1:
LANDING OF VIRGINIA SETTLERS
In the Virgin Islands there landed on 4 April 1607 for a stay of 3 days, a company of 144 Englishmen bound for Virginia. On 13 May 1607 that same group founded at Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement beyond the British Isles. From that colony grew the overseas expansion of the English-Speaking peoples; the Commonwealth of Virginia; the United States of America; and the British Commonwealth of Nations and Realms.

Given by the Commonwealth of Virginia on the 350th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement.

Plaque / Inscription 2:
Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land

This Reproduction of the Liberty Bell was Presented to the People of the
VIRGIN ISLANDS

By Direction Of
The Honorable John W. Snyder
Secretary of the Treasury

It was the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive From May 05 to July 4, 1950

The dimensions and tone are identical with those of the original Liberty Bell when it rang out our Independence in 1776.

In standing before this symbol, you have the opportunity to dedicate yourself, as did our founding fathers to the principles of the individual freedom for which our nation stands.

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This bell is one of fifty-three cast in France in 1950 and given to the United States Government by:
American Smelting and Refining Company, Anaconda Copper Mining Company, Kennecott Copper Corporation, Miami Copper Company, Phelps Dodge Corporation, The American Metal Company Limited

The steel supports were furnished by U.S. Steel Corporation’s American Bridge Company

This plaque donated by Revere Copper and Brass Incorporated



Tribute Type : Monuments / Memorials
Location : Charlotte Amalie
Sources : Photos - Brian Douglas

Tribute Author : Brian Douglas

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