Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., has signed a proclamation declaring Kansas’ role in marking the anniversary of the Armistice.
Americans across the nation will toll bells in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed.
Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance
A National Tolling of Bells to Honor Those Who Served in the Great War
WHEREAS, a century ago 4.7 million American families sent their sons and daughters off to World War I;
WHEREAS, the resources of our entire nation were brought to bear on the war effort;
WHEREAS, 116,516 Americans gave their lives in the war, and more than 200,000 were wounded;
WHEREAS, the tolling of bells is a traditional expression of honor and remembrance; and
WHEREAS, in November 2018 the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the United States World War I Centennial Commission does hereby call upon all Americans across the nation to toll bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I at 11 a.m. on November 11, 2018.