Seventeen minutes of bells to mark First World War armistice anniversary Sunday

Churches such as St. Paul's Anglican in Charlottetown will be participating in Sunday's memorial

Churches such as St. Paul's Anglican in Charlottetown will be participating in Sunday's memorial

Hostilities ended on November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. and Armistice Day, which coincides with Veterans Day, has been celebrated by several countries in the years since.

Norm Harvey, who co-ordinated Bells of Peace with the legion, said the bells at various churches in the city will ring 100 times to mark the landmark anniversary.

November 11, will mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in WWI. "That event will mark the commemoration of the end of the war".

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One year after the war ended, a Thanksgiving Eve dinner was held in Winters where more than 70 local veterans who had participated in World War I were honored, according to a document Donlevy provided the Express last month. 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.

Arkansas will observe Sunday's 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I with a memorial ringing of bells at 11 a.m.by different organizations throughout the state. The commission suggests tolling the bells 21 times, symbolizing the 21-gun salute, the nation's highest honor. The Legions' Bells of Peace initiative commemorates that moment in remembrance of our veterans. Hutchinson formed the committee to recognize the state's contributions to the war.

Some 4.7 million Americans stepped forward to serve in uniform during the war, two million of them were deployed overseas to fight, and 116,516 of them never made it home alive.

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