30 Apr '16, 1am

West Point returns bell taken from Philippines church 100 years ago

For decades this bell hung outside Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel at West Point, its history lost and forgotten. A ceremony at the chapel Friday, April 29, 2016, marked the return of the bell to its original home at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Bauang, La Union, Philippines, from where it was taken in 1901. U.S. Military Academy at West Point Saints Peter and Paul Church in Bauang, La Union, Philippines. Photo courtesy of Dennis Wright Related More Stripes coverage of the Pacific A massive bell that hung at a chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for decades was rung one last time Friday before being sent back to its home: the Philippines. After a ceremony and Mass at West Point’s Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel, attended by the Philippine consulate general, the bell was crated up and readied for return to Saints Peter and Paul Church in Bauang, La Unio...

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