Knights Financed the Bell Tower at the U.S. National Shrine

The Knights of Columbus contributed $1 million toward the construction of the 329-foot bell tower at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The Knights of Columbus contributed $1 million toward the construction of the 329-foot bell tower at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The Knights of Columbus contributed $1 million toward the construction of the 329-foot bell tower at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.  More than 1,000 Knights formed an honor guard for the shrine’s dedication.  In 1963, the Order also finances installation of the carillon of 56 bells at the National Shrine.

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