Late 2018 was a special time for us at Laran Bronze. We were chosen as the trusted foundry by the U.S. government to go to Korea where one of three bells were located prior to their return.
There are three church bells that were taken by the United States Army from the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Philippines, as war trophies following the Balangiga massacre in 1901 during the Philippine–American War. One church bell was in South Korea, while two others were on a former base in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
For more information about this step toward mending international relations and trying to push toward a peaceful future by checking out the website: https://www.usphsociety.org/.