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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Armistice Day Anniversary

Kansas World War I 100th AnniversaryWorld War I ended 100 years ago today in 1918. We honor those who served in the Great War. In memory of those who lost their lives in the Great War, the bell at Stach School on our grounds will toll.

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., signed a proclamation declaring Kansas’ role in marking this anniversary.

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.