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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.

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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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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

More….

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

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PODCAST – October 1918 & the Lost Battalion

A podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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October 1918 &
The Lost Battalion

Episode #144

Tens of thousands of German soldiers surrender in October of 1918

An unprecedented tens of thousands of German soldiers are taken prisoner in October of 1918

October 1918 & The Lost Battalion

Host – Theo Mayer

  • October 1918 Overview Roundtable – Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey & host| @02:15
  • Historians Corner: Lost Battalion – Ron Laplander | @18:25
  • Shifting sands and hard fighting – Mike Shuster | @25:10
  • Remembering Veterans: Story of John Foster – Mark Foster | @29:40
  • US Army CMH WWI Website – Dr. Erik Villard | @35:00
  • Spotlight On The Media 1: Dr. Edward Lengel | @40:15
  • Spotlight On The Media 2: Lost Battalion Documentary – Mark Fastoso & John King | @42:50

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NEW PODCAST – FOCUS ON: The New WWI Memorial

A podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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FOCUS ON:
The New WWI Memorial

Episode #143

Memorial Sketch to reality podcast

The National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. from Concept to Reality

FOCUS ON: The New WWI Memorial

Host – Theo Mayer

  • Announcement: Bells of Peace 2019 | @ 01:10
  • NCPC Design approval | @ 03:35
  • Why We MUST Build This  – Terry Hamby | @ 06:20
  • If Not YOU Then WHO? – Edwin Fountain | @ 08:25
  • Why a Nat. Memorial in KC and DC? – Dr. Mathew Naylor | @ 11:50
  • The Memorial in the Park – Edwin Fountain | @ 14:30
  • The International Design Competition – Host | @ 16:40
  • “And the Winner is:” – Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard | @ 18:00
  • Interpretation & Education – Dr. Libby O’Connell | @ 24:20
  • “A Soldier’s Journey” – Sabin Howard | @ 28:35
  • Where Tradition and the Future Meet – Sabin Howard | @ 33:45
  • Dizzying Parallel Tracks | @ 42:10
  • “And the Bronze Metal Goes to…”  – Steve Maule | @ 44:20
  • Final Design – APPROVED – various | @ 51:10
  • The First Mile and the Last Mile: Fundraising – Edwin Fountain | @ 53:30

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ANNOUNCEMENT

This episode marks the end of our 2019 Doughboy Podcast Season.
We will be going into production hiatus for several weeks.

We will be back just in time for Veterans Day with a SPECIAL episode.

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NEW PODCAST: Dr. John Morrow: Lifetime Achievement Awardee for Military Writing

A new podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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Dr. John Morrow
Lifetime Achievement

Episode #142

Dr. John Morrow

Rags and 1st Sgt. George Earl Hickman

Intimate Interview with
Dr. John Morrow and Much More

Host – Theo Mayer

  • Posts raising money for Nat. WWI Memorial – Derek Sansone & David Hamon  | @ 02:10
  • 100 Years ago – Host | @ 08:55
  • Born in the Month of September – David Kramer | @ 16:30
  • Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing – Dr. John Morrow | @ 22:50
  • The Buzz: Selected Posts from the Internet – Host | @ 37:15

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NEW PODCAST: FOCUS ON The Animals of WWI

A new podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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FOCUS ON:
The Animals of WWI

Episode #141

Rags and 1st Sgt. George Earl Hickman

Rags and 1st Sgt. George Earl Hickman

FOCUS ON: The Animals of WWI

Host – Theo Mayer

  • Breaking News: CFA’s final approval of Memorial design- Host | @01:25
  • Horses in WWI – Cindy Rullman & Joe Ellen Hayden | @05:05
  • Pigeons in WWI – Andrew Blechman | @12:20
  • Dogs and Mascots in WWI – Jacy Jenkins & Jordan Beck | @21:00
  • Legless, Wingless critter serving in WWI – Leah Tams  | @30:25

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

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SPECIAL NOTICE: CFA Memorial Approval

See this important announcement from the World War One Centennial Commission.


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SPECIAL NOTICE

CFA GIVES FINAL APPROVAL
for the
National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C.

It started in October of 2016 with the first design submission of the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.

After three years of collaborative iterations and improvements, on Thu. 9/19/19 the latest design submission for a National WW1 Memorial in our nation’s capital received FINAL APPROVAL from the CFA marking a major milestone in the realization of the project!

VIEW or DOWNLOAD the detail design document by clicking here! 

The Commission of Fine Arts is the government agency – established in 1910 – that is charged with advising the Federal Government and the District of Columbia on matters of design and aesthetics, as they affect and preserve the dignity of the nation’s capital. This includes overview of all memorials.

In 2014, Congress authorized Pershing Park as the location for the WW1 Memorial. It is on Pennsylvania Avenue one block from the White House in front of the iconic Willard Hotel.

WWI Centennial Commission Executive Director, Dan Dayton notes, “One hundred years ago American families sent 4.7 million of their sons and daughters off to a war that would change the world. Finally, with this Memorial they will be recognized in the nation’s capital”.

Join us in bringing this recognition to life in DC, where, for generations to come the memorial will stand as an important testament to our national heritage.


We invite you to view or download the 80-page design document that details every aspect of the Memorial, from the creative and schematic design, to nuanced detail of the materials, stone, and metals that are being used, to the lighting, the inscriptions, the plants that will grace the park and more…
The document is a wonderful insight into what is coming
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