Bells of Peace
The free Bells of Peace App has attracted over 5000 people nationwide to join in the bell tolling on November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am local time. People and organizations can use the app to select a bell, connect to a local sound system, and load photos and videos of their bell and commemoration events.
Did you sign up on the website? You should also download and sign up on the app so that you can upload your photos and see what others are doing. It is also easy to share with your friends so that everyone can be part of this nationwide commemoration1
Did you sign up on the app? If you are an organization, you should also sign up on the website so that you can upload your logo and we can add it to the logo scroll.
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The U.S. Navy will toll the bells on November 11!
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has ordered Navy and Marine Corps ships and installations to commemorate the Centennial of the Armistice with a bell toll. Read the “ALLNAV” order at ww1cc.org/bells under PROCLAMATIONS.
U.S. Capitol – The Taft Carillon will toll the bells on November 11!
Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, has authorized the Architect of the Capitol to toll the U.S. Capitol’s Robert A. Taft Carillon at 11:00 a.m. on November 11. The carillon plays “The Star-Spangled Banner” every July 4 at 2 pm. The last special event for which the Taft Carillon was tolled was the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2016.
Independence Hall – The Centennial Bell will toll on November 11!
The National Park Service will toll the Centennial Bell in Independence Hall in Philadelphia on November 11 at 11:11 a.m. in conjunction with other commemoration activities. The Centennial Bell was placed in Independence Hall in 1876 and rings hourly.
Washington Ringing Society – the Old Post Office Bell will toll on November 11!
The Washington Ringing Society, winner on October 20 of the second annual nationwide Trinity Shield Striking Competition, will toll the Old Post Office Bell in Washington, D.C. on November 11. This bell is the closest to the National World War I Memorial we are building to honor WW1 veterans! The Washington Ringing Society is also responsible for tolling the bells at the National Cathedral on November 11, with Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen in the role of ceremonial toll master.
Need Ceremony Ideas? Consult the National Cathedral Interfaith Service Program
The program for the National Cathedral’s November 11 interfaith service is now posted on our website at ww1cc.org/bells under CEREMONY IDEAS. Here you can see Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Native American, Jewish and Christian prayers along with poetry and hymns especially selected to honor the service of our nation’s World War I veterans and commemorate the Armistice Centennial.