It Tolls the Bells 11/11/19 at 11am Local Time in Commemoration of the World War One Armistice When the Fighting Stopped 101 Years Ago
- The bells will toll to honor and remember the 4.5 million American who served, the 375,000 wounded and the 116,516 Americans that died in WWI!
- As the built-in countdown timer reaches 11am local, Bells of Peace will toll from every device. Together. 21 times. In a remembrance of this very special moment, when the fighting stopped “Over There”.
- Even if you have signed up to toll your community’s bell at 11 am on the Remembrance, you still want this app… It is your countdown timer to the armistice centennial.
- The Bells of Peace app features bell tolling together across all open devices, with 7 bell sounds options and manual modes.
- What is Bells of Peace? The National Bell Tolling is called “Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance” and is a national tolling of bells to honor those who serve and served.
- Why Toll the bells? It is the traditional way to mark someone’s passing. On special national occasions, bells are tolled in honor of the fallen. November 11, 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities in World War I. In the war, 4.5 million American served, the 375,000 were wounded and the 116,516 Americans that died.
- When is the National Bell Tolling? On Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. local time across the United States and its territories.
- Where will the National Bell Tolling take place? In communities, houses of worship, cemeteries, military installations, ships at sea - anywhere that Americans gather to honor their veterans.
- Who is sponsoring the National Bell Tolling? The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is the sponsor. The Commission was created by Act of Congress in 2013 to honor, commemorate, and educate the public about American participation in World War I. The Pritzker Military Museum and Library, our founding sponsor, also endorses this event. Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion are partners, as are the National Cathedral and the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. State World War I commissions and other partners are encouraged to co-sponsor and publicize the event.
- How can my community group participate? At 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11, toll your bells either by having the app open or put the app in manual mode and toll the bells yourself… slowly… 21 times with about a five-second interval between tolls. The APP that can also be used with public address systems.
- Why is it important to toll the bells 21 times? We would rather toll our bell once in honor of each of our local veterans killed in combat. The 21 tolls of the bell symbolize the nation's highest honor. It is based on the 21-gun salute. We suggest you toll your bells 21 times and follow that with an individual toll for each veteran you wish to honor, stating their name before each toll. The ceremony could conclude with Taps or a solemn reading.
Update for Monday, November 11, 2019
Ratings and Reviews
What a wonderful idea! I was so excited to be able to participate in this! I made sure my app was open and my volume was on. HOWEVER , it never rang out! What a disappointment!
Didn’t work but...
I loved the concept and downloaded it but it didn’t work. I allowed notifications when I set it up, and at 11:02 local time nothing happened. I chimed the cathedral bells myself anyway.
I’m from the Pacific time zone but am currently in Central time, so maybe it will go off in another half hour. Will update if it does.
What an original way to honor the men and women who fought tyranny and oppression! A wonderful app that provides historical references, both legacy and current. You can also donate to this wonderful cause.
- United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars
- 156.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- © 2019, The Doughboy Foundation
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.