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Ringing Springfield
April 12, 2020 9:33 AM

In a show of unity during this pandemic, along with giving thanks to healthcare workers and first responders, James O. Langfelder, mayor of Springfield, Illinois, is appealing to the churches and other places of worship in Springfield to ring bells or show other audio levels of support at 7 p.m. every evening for one minute beginning Sunday, April 12. The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis will participate by ringing the bell in the south tower of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Mayor Landfelder is also asking residents to ring bells from their homes as a sign of collective support and encouragement.

"During this unprecedented time, we have a group of professionals who go to work every day to provide help and assistance to others," Mayor Langfelder stated. "Our healthcare workers and first responders are our first point of contact for our residents and others in need. They do this day-in and day-out, despite the possibility of coming into contact with the coronavirus. This week especially is a time of new beginnings. It is a moment to reflect, renew, and celebrate our lives. Even though, as a community, we are socially distancing ourselves, we can become closer in other ways including volunteerism, community-inspiration and faith," he added.

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