Bells of Peace 2019: A World War I Remembrance

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission organization.

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You participated last year.
Toll the bells again in 2019

in 2018, we launched “Bells of Peace” as a WWI Remembrance on the centennial of the Armistice of World War I. Tens of thousands of communities, churches, organizations and individuals came together for a moment of reflection to honor the people, events, sacrifices and consequences of the “War that Changed the World”.

It is a means of showing respect and reverence to the horrific, the heroic, and the consequential. In order that these events do not fade back into the mists of obscurity, we are once again calling for a National Bell Tolling on the 11th hour (local), of the 11th day of the 11th month.

Join us as we stop, and take a moment to reflect, remember and honor… as we reverently toll bells 21 times, 5 seconds apart in hope for continued peace.

Learn More > 

No Bell? No Problem!
We have an App for that.

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2019 “Bells of Peace”
Participation App Features:

  • For iOS & Android mobile devices.
  • Countdown timer to 11am local 11/11/19
  • Easy to share with friends.
  • Bells will toll together across devices.
  • Select from 7 bells sounds.
  • Auto OR Manual tolling mode.

And more…

The Participation App >

If you are viewing this on your smartphone, tap below to go directly to your App store to download or update the Bells of Peace Participation App.

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Veterans Day Commemoration At the Korean War Memorial, November 11

If you aren’t able to join the Royal Canadian Legion at Liberty Cemetery in Petaluma, this event below may be located in a more convenient place for you to attend.

Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us at the Korean War Memorial for our Veterans Day Commemoration at 11:00 am on Monday, November 11. Please see the attached invitation for additional details.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Gerard Parker
Executive Director
Korean War Memorial Foundation
401 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 213E
San Francisco, CA 94102
Office: (415) 817-1858
Cell: (415) 250-8518

Attachment: invitation-veterans-day-commemoration-11nov2019-korean-war-memorial.pdf

CAN Election Events Today & Tomorrow

Don’t forget these events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Election Events
TODAY: Monday October 21
Election Results Watch Party
Open To Everyone
109 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch returns from Canada’s 43rd Federal Election. Refreshments provided.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge.
Monday, October 21, 2019
5:30 PM
109 Moses (IGS Library)
Note: It is OK to come if you didn’t RSVP! Just show up. Everyone welcome.
TOMORROW: Tuesday October 22
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem
Dr. Eric Guntermann
Open To Everyone
223 Moses Hall
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
These event are made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720


PODCAST – Overtures To Peace & Baseball

A news podcast from the folks at the World War One Centennial Commission.

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Overtures To Peace
& Baseball in WWI

Episode #145

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Wilson receives overtures for an armistice from German, Austo-hungary, Ottoman empire – because he was seen by the Central Powers as the potentially most sympathetic – and he had those 14 points…

Overtures To Peace & Baseball

Host – Theo Mayer

  • Overtures to peace – Host | @01:30
  • Atrocities in Syria – Mike Shuster | @08:20
  • America Emerges: Sgt. Alvin York – Dr. Edward Lengel | @13:00
  • Remembering Veterans: Charles Edward Dilkes – Dr. Virginia Dilkes | @20:45
  • Speaking WWI: Teddy Bear Suit – Host | @28:05
  • Historian’s Corner: Baseball in WWI – Jim Leeke | @31:20
  • 100C/100M: Springdale PA – Mayor Jo Bertoline & Patrick Murray | @37:50


Listen To The Podcast NOW

All about WW1 THEN and NOW while you drive, work or play.

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For smart speakers say: “play W W One Centennial News Podcast”

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A war of bread and potatoes

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Military Milestones
A war of bread and potatoes

A war of bread and potatoes

Story by Sharon Adams

When fighting drew near to the small village of Montigny-en-Ostrevent, France, near the end of the First World War, civilians wisely evacuated.

When they returned home, many found their houses and cottages occupied by Canadian liberators—squatters who were nonetheless warmly welcomed.


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Front Lines
CP bulletin, Oct. 16, 1942: U-boat sinks SS Caribou in Cabot Strait

CP bulletin, Oct. 16, 1942: U-boat sinks
SS Caribou in Cabot Strait

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

To many Canadians and Newfoundlanders alike, the sinking of SS Caribou and the death of 137 people were the clearest sign to date that the war had actually arrived on the home front. Many historians cite it as Canada’s most significant sinking in near-shore waters of the Second World War.

Written by Canadian Press staff writer Bob Daldorph in an age when agency news was actually disseminated by telephone cables (or wires—hence, the wire service), the story was sent in bite-sized takes, the first of which is the single-sentence bulletin sent at 10:50 p.m.


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This week in history
This week in history

October 15-17, 1970

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau proclaims the War Measures Act and the Canadian Army is ordered into Montreal, where hundreds are arrested and thousands searched before the body of Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte is discovered Oct. 17.


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Reminder: Free Book Grab! October 19 And 26 At Lombardy Studios

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

The World War One Historical Association 
Join us for a FREE fall book grab!
Tables full of history books, many of them about World War One.
-World War One (including lots of aviation books!)
-American Civil War
-Several other eras
VHS tapes
Audio books
Snacks and drinks available for cash purchase.
Feel free to bring books that you would like to pass along to a new home.
Donations are appreciated and will go to the World War One Historical Association and Bay Area Civil War Round Tables.
Dates: Two Saturdays – October 19 and October 26
Hours: 10AM to 4PM
Location: Lombardy Studios Warehouse
                  835 8th Avenue
                  (Near Laney College)
                   Oakland, CA 94606
Free street parking
We hope to see you there!
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