Armistice Remembrance – Sunday, November 11

Montclair’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will include the Township’s participation in Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, and St. Luke’s will participate. World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918, bringing an end to “The War to End All Wars.” Communities across the country will join in the tolling of the Peace Bells 21 times to honor the 116,516 American men and women who perished in World War I.

Everyone can participate

We will toll our bells (play our organ at the same time as countless parishes, congregations, and communities nationwide in honor of the sacrifices made for liberty, peace, and justice for all.

You may also download the free App, “Bells of Peace: WWI Armistice” app on Google Play or at the Apple app store.

Be sure to have your mobile phone switched on and the app will toll the bells on November 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

You can choose the type of bell chime you’d like the app to ring by tapping on the little bell icon at the bottom of the page. Participants may share their own messages, photos or videos via the app. The app may also be plugged into a sound system.

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The Bells of Peace is a collaborative program sponsored by the United States World War I Centennial Commission, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.