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SMC Commander Represents Base at Korean Bell Ceremony

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at the Korean Bell ceremony, July 4. Located in San Pedro’s Angel’s Gate Park, the bell and the pagoda housing it were gifts from the Republic of Korea in honor of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. Craftsmen from Korea were flown in to build the pagoda. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at the Korean Bell ceremony, July 4. Located in San Pedro’s Angel’s Gate Park, the bell and the pagoda housing it were gifts from the Republic of Korea in honor of the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. Craftsmen from Korea were flown in to build the pagoda. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, SMC commander, speaks at the Korean Bell ceremony in San Pedro, July 4. The general was the keynote speaker at the event. A  gift from the Republic of Korea, the bell is rung four times per year coinciding with the 4th of July, Korean Independence Day on Aug. 15,  Constitution Week in September and New Years.  (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)

Lt. Gen. Tom Sheridan, SMC commander, speaks at the Korean Bell ceremony in San Pedro, July 4. The general was the keynote speaker at the event. A gift from the Republic of Korea, the bell is rung four times per year coinciding with the 4th of July, Korean Independence Day on Aug. 15, Constitution Week in September and New Years. (Photo by Atiba S. Copeland)