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Bell A Reminder Of Veterans’ Sacrifice

November 5, 2018 GMT

Editor: Bells of Peace is a collaborative program, whereby American citizens and organizations are invited to toll bells in their communities 21 times on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. local time. The bell tolling provides a reminder of the sacrifice and service of veterans of World War I and all veterans. Bells will be tolled in communities across the nation, in places of worship, schools, town halls, public carillons and cemeteries, to mark the centennial of the armistice that brought an end to what Americans hoped had been The War to End All Wars. This nationwide program is designed to honor those American men and women who served during World War I. The war ended by an armistice agreement between the warring countries at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. The World War I Centennial Commission has created a page on its website: www.Ww1cc.org/bells where people can find information and tools to conduct the bell tolling, and to meaningfully commemorate the service of their local World War I veterans. World War One took place between July 1914 and November 1918, and was one of the deadliest conflicts in world history. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war. The United States officially entered the war on April 6, 1917. About 4.7 million Americans stepped forward to serve in uniform during the war, 2 million of them were deployed overseas to fight and 116,516 of them never made it home. The Wyoming Valley Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution encourages all local communities, houses of worship, organizations and individuals to participate in Bells of Peace to commemorate the Armistice and honor the sacrifices and memories of the veterans of World War I and all veterans. Amy Ellsworth Regent Wyoming Valley Chapter NSDAR EDWARDSVILLE