An item from the organization formerly known as the World War One Centennial Commission that may be of interest to members.
As someone who has previously been involved, we wanted to reach out to you to see if you would help us get the word out for Bells of Peace 2021.
Since the centennial of the WWI Armistice in 2018, Bells of Peace have been tolled in remembrance of all those who served in WWI at 11am on Veterans Day. Bells of Peace also commemorates the WWI Armistice of November 11, 1918, when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled on the Western Front after four years of brutal combat.
Participants in the Tolling of the Bells of Peace have included, to date, tens of thousands of participants including states, cities, municipalities, ships, military installations, churches, schools, veterans’ organizations, museums, and individuals.
We’re writing to ask that you too support the Doughboy Foundation’s Bells of Peace 2021 program by spreading the word far and wide… to insure all those who served in the War that Changed the World will never be forgotten.
Here are some wonderful tools to support those efforts
Invite People to Sign Up & Be Recognized
Sign up is on the Doughboy Foundation’s webpage: https://doughboy.org/bells-signup. and we will keep participants updated with the latest information about related Armistice and Veterans Day events; tips on holding your events; and more. Participants can submit their logos and/or photos and be recognized on the Doughboy Foundation’s webpage and social media platforms.
Ask People to Share Bells of Peace on their Social Media Platforms
Here are some resources, sample posts, images and a great video to help you “Spread the Word”.
Bells of Peace Logo
Suggested Promo Copy for posts
TWITTER JOIN BELLS OF PEACE National Bell Tolling 11/11/21 – Starting with Bells of Peace 2018 “#WWI Armistice Centennial” tens of 1000s have tolled including all States, every US military branch, 100s of churches, posts, chapters, cities & communities. Toll in 2021! Learn more: https://Doughboy.org/bells
FACEBOOK JOIN BELLS OF PEACE a National Bell Tolling on Nov 11, 2021. It began in 2018 when we tolled Bells of Peace for the “#WWI Armistice Centennial Remembrance”. To date, tens of thousands have participated including all the States, every branch of US military service, & 100s of churches, posts, chapters, cities and communities. Learn more about BELLS OF PEACE 2021 here: https://Doughboy.org/bells What’s the best way to participate?? Download the BELLS OF PEACE APP! Learn more about the APP here: https://Doughboy.org/bells-app #bellsofpeace #veterans #veteransday
INSTAGRAM JOIN BELLS OF PEACE a National Bell Tolling on Nov 11, 2021 … It began in 2018 when we tolled Bells of Peace for the “#WWI Armistice Centennial Remembrance”. To date, tens of thousands have participated including all the States, every branch of US military service, & 100s of churches, posts, chapters, cities and communities. Learn more about BELLS OF PEACE 2021 & the BELLS OF PEACE APP here, COPY & PASTE: https://Doughboy.org/bells or put link in your BIO and note: “See our BIO LINK to SIGN UP”
Download The Bells of Peace Participation App
A multi-function tool, the Participation App provides a countdown timer to the 11th hour (local) of the 11th day of the 11th month with a selection of bell sounds. When the countdown timer reaches 00 00 00, the selected bell will toll 21 times, 5 seconds apart to remember those who served. Participants can also manually toll, share photos & videos of their participation here. The day of Nov. 11 is always very exciting as APP participants share their experiences via the APP. Click here to learn how to USE & DOWNLOAD the APP: https://doughboy.org/bells-app
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Thank you in advance for your Bells of Peace 2021 support! This year promises to be exceptionally meaningful as we also Honor the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the opening of the new National WWI Memorial, DC. For the first time, Bells of Peace will be tolled at the Memorial, followed by Echoing Taps, and a reading of Archibald MacLeish’s famous poem: “The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak.”
In memory of the Doughboys and all those who served in WWI,
The Doughboy Foundation Team