- Associated Press - Monday, November 9, 2015

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Grand Island churches have been asked to ring their bells for a Veterans Day salute.

The Grand Island Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1QdMeFK ) that Hall County Supervisors Gary Quandt and Pam Lancaster have been contacting churches, asking that the bells to be rung for five minutes, starting at noon on Wednesday.

The Rev. Richard Piontkowski Jr. says St. Mary’s Cathedral will fulfill the request by switching its electronic system to a setting for “swinging bells.”

Trinity Lutheran Church will answer the call, too. Pastor Jack Gillam, says, “We’re just real excited here at Trinity to be part of that, to encourage churches to ring bells in honor of veterans.”

Quandt says there will be a brief ceremony in front of the courthouse at noon on Wednesday.

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Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com

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