This One Hundredth Anniversary of the Armistice Day, the United States World War I Centennial Commission is calling all Americans to joined together this November 11, 2018 honoring those who gave their lives in defense of freedom. Official Press Release
A nationwide campaign proclamation from the “Bells of Peace” calls for ringing bells at 11 a.m. on November 11th to recognize the exact time and date the Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in 1918.
The initiative calls for all Americans everywhere to toll bells 21 times, at 3 minute
intervals, on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. local time.
Fort Howard Community Association’s Keeping the Promise for Another 100 Years Project Committee and Fort Howard residents will “Toll the Bell,” at the Maryland Historic World War I M1906 Cannon Monuments located in the Fort Howard Park located at 9500 North Point Road, Fort Howard Maryland to as our tribute respecting the 62,000 Marylanders who serve in the Great War.
In high-tech remembrance of the moment exactly 100 years ago when the ‘Great War’ finally ceased, a free app is easily available by searching “Bells of Peace” in your mobile app store.
All phones running the app will simultaneously begin tolling when the timer reaches 11 a.m. local time. The bells will toll 21 times–with a five-second interval between tolls–. During the war, 116,516 Americans died and over 200,000 were wounded.
“It’s our country, let’s take care of it.”