‘Bells of Peace’ to ring on Veterans Day
Sunday, November 11th at 11 a.m., has been designated as a day for churches and organizations to heed the call to ring their bells. The directive is by the National WWI Centennial Commission, a commission named by Congress in 2013.
Known as the “Bells of Peace,” the event is to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending WWI. Bells are to be rung 21 times with five second intervals.
Noting local host sites indicating bell ringing include: Clarkstown United Methodist; St. Andrew Lutheran of Muncy; Church of the Resurrection, Muncy; and Trinity Lutheran Church of Hughesville.
In Picture Rocks along Laurel Street, the United Methodist Church will host a 10:30 a.m. patriotic service with the inclusion of congregates from Kedron, Point Bethel, Tivoli and Picture Rocks Baptist Church.
Williamsport sites include Trinity Episcopal at 4th Street, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Veterans Park on Lycoming Creek Road, and in South Williamsport at the World of Little League complex.
In the Jersey Shore area, those who will be ringing bells are the Presbyterian Church at 235 S. Main Street, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church on Broad Street, and St. James Lutheran Church at Route 880 in Rauchtown.
Also, Grant Island Presbyterian of Lock Haven will be participating.
At 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bastress, a rededication of its WWI Memorial will be held.
Be sure to contact churches and organizations to learn of more sites that are planning to host the Centennial bell ringing of WWI, as this is a partial list so far.