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Bells of Peace App is updated

Note this update on the Bells of Peace app from the World War One Centennial Commission.

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More Info on Bells of Peace

“Bells of Peace” Update for Participants

As a reminder, “Bells of Peace” is a U.S. national bell tolling remembrance that was created in collaboration with the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 2018.

The Doughboy Foundation has since promoted it as an annual remembrance of those who served in WWI and of the moment when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled on the Western Front… on the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour in 1918, after four years of brutal combat.

Join Us for “Bells of Peace” on ZOOM

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In these difficult pandemic times, a number of people have reached out to us wanting to participate but concerned that getting groups together on Nov. 11th is perhaps unadvisable.

That got us thinking… Since we have all gotten good at doing things in a digitally distanced way, why not adapt Bells of Peace to a Zoom Event?

We have put together a lovely 35-40 minute program of music and remembrance leading to a 21 bell tolling. This is followed by a moment of reflection and ends with an invitation for attendees  to share their individual thoughts about what Veteran remembrance means to them.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US as we hold a Bells of Peace ceremony on Zoom at 11am local for each time zone. We  will start at 10:45 am Eastern and repeat every hour for Central, Mountain, Pacific, Alaska and Hawaii.

Links to Bells of Peace Zoom Ceremonies on November 11, 2020

Start 10:45 am Eastern                     Start 10:45 am Central

Start 10:45 am Mountain                  Start 10:45 am Pacific

Start 10:45 am Alaska                      Start 10:45 am Hawaii

INSTRUCTIONS: Download the Bells of Peace Participation App on your smartphone and register (see below), or go to the Bells of Peace 2020 home page and click on Uncle Sam to register. We will be sending link reminders for the Bells of Peace on ZOOM to everyone who has pledge to toll the bells!

2020 Participant Logos Are Posted…

Logos are up

If you registered on the website at ww1cc.org/bells as an organization and submitted your logo, the 2020 logo roll is up on the web site now.

We Are Reposting Your Social Media Online And in the Participation App

As you use the hashtag #BellsOfPeace, your posts in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, they come into our Bells of Peace dashboard and we are reposting them both ONLINE and IN THE APP. You’ll also find the 100-day countdown stories leading up to the armistice here.

View Your Stories / Posts Online

View Social Posts

Bells of Peace Sharing Page

View Your Stories / Posts In the Participation App

Look under the sharing button (looks like a camera) for the same stories and shares.

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This is where you can share your Bells of Peace participation, thoughts and comments.

You can use your own Social Media posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube and use the hashtag or @ BellsOfPeace.

We monitor for these posts and send them to both the web page above and directly into the App.

If you don’t use social media, you can create a post directly in the app on this page using your photo and video library on your phone. It’s easy.

This initiative is intended to create a community of participation and although this is really the first non-centennial year, we are off to a great start with YOUR participation.

Coordination, Sharing and Participation

Through the App

If you registered through the website, but have not downloaded the Bells of Peace Participation App, please join the thousands of others who have. You can find it for iOS or Android smartphone at the AppStore or GooglePlay store by searching for “Bells of Peace” or click on the badges below (from your phone).

Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store

Bells of Peace App is updated

This app was a nice addition to one of our previous services, and we encourage you to check it out.

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More Info on Bells of Peace >

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“Bells of Peace” is transforming into an annual tradition.

In 2018 we launched the Bells of Peace initiative to create a national bell tolling at 11am local on 11/11 as a WWI Armistice Centennial remembrance.

Tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations participated including a proclamation from every state in the U.S., every branch of the military service, hundreds of churches, posts, chapters, cities and communities.

As we transition out of the centennial period, and based on your responses and requests, we are going to promote “Bells of Peace” as an annual moment of remembrance when we stop, and take a few minutes on Veterans Day to reflect, remember and honor those who served and sacrificed in what was suppose to be “The War to end all Wars” – but instead became “The War that Changed the World”.

Learn more about the Bells of Peace initiative

No Bell? No Problem! The APP

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Your are receiving this email because you downloaded the ” Bells of Peace” Participation App in the past and we wanted to let you know the new 2020 version has now published with some important new features and updates including:

  1. Built-in testing capabilities and diagnostics to help ensure that your tolling plans come off just as intended. If your smartphone speaker is muted, we will let you know. If you are not connected to the internet which could affect your clock, we will let you know.
  2. We have brought back the social sharing that allows participants to post their plans, ideas, and tolling to FB, Insta, Twitter or Youtube with the hashtag #BellsOfPeace, which will allow us to bring the posts right into the App. The concept is to build a community of participation and grow this over the years to come.
  3. At 1am on 11/12, the countdown timer will now automatically reset and start to countdown to November 11, 2021. That is also the Centennial for the internment of the Unknown Soldier. More on that over the coming year.

Demo of Testing Features

Online Tolling

In this Pandemic year, getting a group together for a commemoration may be challenging. This makes the Bells of Peace Participation App even more useful.

A great idea for 2020 is to have a “Bells of Peace Zoom Tolling”.

We will publish an article into the App on how to do that. There is a …More section with updating article capability built in.

In the meantime, make sure you have the latest version installed. If your phone does not auto install the update, delete the app and install it again.

Go to your smartphone app store and search for “Bells of Peace” or use the links below.

Thank you for being a part of this!

Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store

Bells of Peace 2019: A World War I Remembrance

An item from the World War One Centennial Commission organization.

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Go to “Bells of Peace” page >

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.

Get it on Google Play

Install Android App

Download on the App Store

Install iOS App