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Bells to ring out at New West church on Remembrance Day

Bells to ring out at New West church on Remembrance Day

Born one month before WWI ended, Ken Thornton, a WWII veteran, will ring the first bell at St. John's United Church on Sunday.

In Philadelphia, the World War I Centennial Commission and the National Park Service have designated the Liberty Bell and its world-famous crack as the Honorary Bell of Peace, but the one you will hear is just across the street, in the tower at Independence Hall. That lit the fuse for a war that would rewrite the world order, spell an end to empires, and claim the lives of more than nine million soldiers.

11, 2018, the Devon Legion will be hosting a Bells of Peace Sunset Ceremony.

In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this year issued a proclamation calling on "all citizens across the state to toll bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I".

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 invites the public on Sunday, Nov. 11 to a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m.at which bells will be rung for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that concluded on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m.

When the "War to End All Wars" ended on November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m., one London newspaper began its story: "Bells burst forth in joyful chimes".

Mayor Gerald Aalbers says with no veterans remaining among us, the community must continue to find ways to honour those who were in the Great War. Churches - and any other organization with a bell - are asked to toll their bells 21 times at 11 a.m.

A World War I era poster encourages Americans to toll bells in memory of those lost in the war. The United States officially entered the war on April 6, 1917.


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