Bells

Centennial Bell Ringing – March 25, 2011

Thank you to all who participated!

All across the country, from churches, schools, fire houses, and private individuals, bells rang out on March 25th, 2011 at 4:45 P.M. EST, the exact time the first alarm was sounded.

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49 comments to Bells

  • Mary Anne Trasciatti

    Thank you Mary Dickinson! I am on Long Island too and happy to remember with you!

  • Mary Dickinson

    Ringing a bell on Long Island, in honor of all the victims.

  • Nicole Gotthelf

    My colleague and I rang a bell in our office’s rain garden in Chicago IL.

  • Frances

    In Boston, MA, we rang the bell at 4:45 pm and stood out with neighbors for an hour. Congratulations to the nine other Massachusetts sites.

  • DEBORAH TAYLOR-JACKSON

    I will remember to ring bells in 2012 to commemorate this tragedy, but I have asked everyone to light a candle, tonight to remember the 146 victims of the TRIANGLE FIRE.

  • To view the piece click on my name above to go to my website.

  • I rang bells today in honor of my great great aunt Rosie Weiner in Berkeley, CA!

    I also made an art piece in her honor that is featured at FIT. The piece is a collage on a 1910′s shirtwaist. I embroidered the flames on the cuffs, Rosie and the fire were on my mind during every stitch (over 35 hours).

  • My daughter and I rang bell at 4:45…website is the youtube video…

  • Diane

    Bells were rung at 1:45 PDT in Sylmar, California in memory of those lost so horribly 100 years ago.

  • Andrea and John McDaniel

    Dora Evans was one of the six previously unidentified victims of the fire. She was Andrea’s great aunt. Until she was recently identified, we knew only that her grandfather’s sister had perished in the fire. Now we know her name, her age, and have seen her photo. Today is especially meaningful for us. We will be remembering her and the others in Fresno, California.

  • Richard Miller

    I will be ringing in Syracuse and remember the Split Rock explosive factory workers on July 2, 2018, 100 years after their tragic deaths.

  • I will be ringing a bell in memory of those who perished in the Triangle Shirt Waist Fire and to protest the reprehensible actions of Governor LePage who is trying to remove a mural of Maine workers and rename the meeting room named in Frances Perkins’ honor.

  • Linda Bergantino

    As a descendant of European immigrants who came to live and work in New York City in the 19th Century, may we never forget the tragic fire that took the lives of 146 workers on March 25, 1911. Bells will ring at 1:45PST in San Francisco in memory of those workers. May they rest in peace and may their deaths never be in vain. Workers in solidarity unite!!!

  • MONA and PARKER RICE

    RINGING THE BELL SUPPORTING THE CATALYST THAT CREATED FAIRNESS IN THE WORKPLACE BY FRANCIS PERKINS AND FDR.

  • Frank DiNatale

    As an Italian American whose grandfather first arrived here in 1910, I will be ringing a bell just outside of Chicago, Illinois.

  • Lori Souder

    Center Church of South Hadley MA (UCC) will be ringing its bells at 4:45EST today along with assistance from Mount Holyoke College students. In memory or those lives lost in the fire and in light of the recent attack on unions we will ring our bells to appeal for support and hope for the laborer, our sister and brother.
    Rev Lori J Souder

  • A colleague and I will ring the large bell centrally located on the Boise State campus at 2:45 MST.

  • Gretchen C

    I will be ringing a bell in Mira Loma, Ca at 4:45PM EST 03/25/11 (1:45 over here).I feel it is important to remember those men and women who lost their lives, and what came about because of this tragedy. May they never, ever be forgotten.

  • Kin Schroeder

    Ringing a bell at 3:45 CDT Oshkosh Wisconsin for all the lives lost in such a tragic fire.

  • Not only will I be ringing a bell, I will be saying Kaddish for these men and women. From Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

  • Kelley Jarvis

    I am from Albany, Ohio and plan to ring a bell at 4:45 p.m.

  • Bells will ring in Stroudsburg, PA @ 4:45 pm. God Bless their souls.

  • Anna

    Students of Berkeley High school in Berkeley, CA will ring as many bells as we can gather!

  • Maria Beach

    I will ring a bell on the Library Lawn of Oklahoma State University and invite students to read the names of the victims.

  • I will ring a bell in Madison, Wisconsin in honor of all the workers still fighting for their rights. I will also be thinking of writer Penny Colman and her work spreading the news and stories of women’s and workers’ history.

  • Witnessing the Triangle Factory Fire was a pivotal event in Frances Perkins’s life, which I wrote about in my book “A Woman Unafraid: The Achievements of Frances Perkins.” I will ring a bell in Englewood, NJ.

  • Lisa Kelsey

    Just wanted to let you know that Christ Church on Quaker Hill in Pawling, New York will be ringing the bell at 4:45 tomorrow.

  • REBEKAH WELLS

    I WILL BE RINGING A BELL FROM PALM SPRINGS CA. TO COMMEMORATE THE ENERGY AND IDEALISM OF A WOMAN WHOSE EMPATHY SEEMS TO HAVE BECOME LOST. LABOR IS THE BACKBONE OF THE AMERICAN IDENTITY AND THOUGH THE TASKS AND TOOLS WILL CHANGE THE ROLES WILL NOT. IT IS EXTREMELY IRONIC THAT THE EMBLEM OF OUR SOCIETY, UPWARD MOBILITY, HAS BECOME A DETRIMENT NOT AN EMBLEM. AS A FORMER EDUCATOR MY BELL WILL BE RUNG FOR THE SCHOOL TEACHERS WHOSE ROLE HAS SHAPED THE LIVES OF MANY AN IMMIGRANT.

  • Melissa

    I will be ringing a bell outside of Paper Source on the corner of Smith and Pacific Street in Brooklyn

  • A bell will ring in Lindenhurst, NY…my grandmother and great-aunts were all seamstresses in NY; this could’ve very easily been them.

  • Megan W.

    I will be ringing a bell in Philadelphia, to remember the workers who were killed in the Triangle Fire.

  • nancy

    I will be ringing my bells in Salem , Oregon,,I am from New York City, and grew up hearing the stories of the Triangle Fire from my grandmother who was eleven years old . I have had a long interest in researching this terrible fire; i visited the site a few years ago, and was so disappointed to find so little information in the building.

    In memory of all those New York Women who died on March 25, 1911. Let us never forget.

  • Mary Anne Prashina

    Sorry, forgot to say that I’m in East Chicago, IN. which once was home to many industries and the ‘pants factory’ where women labored much like they did back in 1911.

  • Mary Anne Prashina

    I will be ringing my doorbell at 4:45pm EST in honor of those who never came back home.
    Not only did so many of them leave their homes in Europe to come work in the USA, but then they never got to come back home to their small apartments in NYC.
    Also in honor of my aunt Elizabeth Prashina who worked for the ILGWU in NYC and taught me about the Triangle Fire when I was 9 yrs old back in 1964.

  • Karen Pecora Cadugan

    In honor of my grandmother and great-aunt, Isabel and Mae of Yonkers, NY — a seamstress and union delegate — bells will also be rung in Fairfield, CT!

  • marie diven stelluti

    In honor of an aunt, the late Mae (Domenica) Troccoli Squalante of Yonkers, NY, who was an active in the administration of (then) ILGWU; my grandmother, a seamstress and union member, Isabel Troccoli Pecora, and their sisters, bells will be rung thanks to family members and friends on streets in Milford, Ct; in Courtlandt Manor, NY; Los Angeles, Ca. and everywhere else I can reach folks by Friday at 4:45 pm!

    -Marie Diven Stelluti

  • Marjorie Kaufman

    Iam grateful that Mount Holyoke College and its Frances Perkins Program will celebrate the occasion by its ringing of bells.

  • I am an historical interpreter and perform as Frances Perkins. As a junior in high school (1961) I remember reading a magazine with the story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. 50 years later I can still see the picture of the young burned girl with her face turn to a window as if she was taking her last breath. I will be ringing my bell in Greenville South Carolina.

  • Will be ringing bells at 4:45PM EST 03/25/11 to reflect upon the twisted tie of events that led to 146 worker fatalities. Lets continue to work together to prevent injuries and illnesses on the job by exercising our rights, educating immigrant workers about their right to a safe and healthful workplace and assist employers to comply with their responsibilities to protect their employees.

  • Walter McClatchey

    Will ring my cell phone at 3:45pm CDT in Alexandria, Louisiana, and hope to have an editorial published Friday in our local paper.

    “Ring them bells!” (Bob Dylan, 1989)

  • Marsha Finnerty

    Grateful to have a place to go to show our respect for all those lives lost.

  • Paula A. B.

    I will be ringing in Flushing NY. Just learned about a 22 year old woman who quit
    the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 24, 1911, and returned for her pay the
    next day to see the young women jumping out of the building.

  • Chesapeake Chapter ASSE Members will be Ringing Bells in and around Baltimore, MD.

  • Diana Vasquez

    Ringing in Alhambra, CA to commemorate the Triangle Fire

  • We’ve been researching the fire for an episode of our show for the past month now and feel deeply connected to the events. A bell will ring in Lake Balboa, CA on March 25th.

  • Babe P

    Ringing in Colonia N J watched the hbo Show! God Bless!

  • Carol Greenspan

    OOPS, KOPN is in Columbia, Missouri (halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City on I-70).

  • Carol Greenspan

    I am on air at KOPN Radio from 4-5 pm CDT, but I believe includes 4:45 EST…. so I will be ringing a bell at 4:45 on Jewish Spectrum on Friday, the 25th of March!

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