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Boy Scouts Ring in the Fourth on Cville’s Liberty Bell

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Sounds of the nation's independence rang out in Charlottesville on Thursday.

Boy Scouts rang Charlottesville's Liberty Bell to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Charlottesville Fire Department.

The longtime tradition was started by R. Bruce W. Laubach, a descendent of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The Scouts rang the bell 13 times in honor of the signers from each of the 13 states.

Organizers say Charlottesville's Liberty Bell is one of 55 bells made by the U.S. Treasury Department and given to each of the states and territories.

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