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Bells of Peace to toll Nov. 11

MARTIN, Tenn. – Bells across the nation will toll 11 strikes at 11 a.m. local time, Sunday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of the end of World War I and the signing of an armistice between Allied forces and Germany on Nov. 11, 1918. This year is the 100th-anniversary celebration of the end of the war.

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been designated the “honorary bell of peace,” and a special memorial will be held in Independence Hall to mark the occasion.

Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, Tom Elam Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Martin, is a member of the Great War Commission, which works to memorialize the contributions of Tennesseans during the war. She helped coordinate the Bells of Peace event in Northwest Tennessee and was instrumental in securing a grant to restore the World War I Memorial Foundation in Jackson. The restored fountain will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 17, on the northeast lawn of the Madison County Courthouse.

Anyone wishing to participate in the Bells of Peace project can download the Bells of Peace smartphone app through Google Play and the Apple App Store.

For more information, contact Carls at or 731-881-7472.


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