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Armistice Day: Faith Communities, Ring Your Bell!

November 11, 2018 @ 11:11 am

Armistice Day

                              ATTENTION!  ALL Faith Communities

                        ON ARMISTICE DAY – RING YOUR BELL!

                                            NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018

                                            11 minutes after 11 am

 

To sign on, or for further info, please contact Doug Stuart, dstuart698@aol.com

          The Smedley D. Butler Brigade, Veterans For Peace, Chap. 9, Boston

Armistice Day legislation calls Faith Communities to observe this holiday by:

  • Pausing to reflect on the horror of war, and
  • Ring bells as an act of rededication to the cause of WORLD PEACE!

OR,

Wherever you are, at 11 minutes after 11 am, on November 11th, 2018:

  • Use a smartphone! – choose a “bell” text tone; strike that tone, in a respectful cadence, 11 times

PLEASE JOIN IN.

Faith communities that have told us they will participate include:

Plymouth Church, Framingham

Eliot Church, Newton

Christ Church, Lowell

Community Church of Boston

First Parish UU, Bedford

First Parish in Lexington

THIS IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE DAY

                                                        WAGE PEACE!

 

Armistice Day — a day of celebration of the end of fighting (the Great War).   Armistice Day is a call to ALL U.S. citizens, in recognition of the horrors, and futility of that war, to rededicate themselves to world peace, and, all Armistice Day legislation (1919; 1926 and 1938) remain, to this day, IN TACT.

In June, 1954, President Eisenhower signed Act, public law 380, chapter 250:

      “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American Congress assembled, that the act entitled, ‘An Act making the 11th Day of November in each year a legal holiday, approved May 13th, 1938…is hereby amended by striking out the work “Armistice” and inserting in lieu thereof the word ‘Veterans’.’ ”    (unquote)

 

Here is the legislation which created, in the United States, Armistice Day:

 

President Wilson’s Proclamation of 1919:

             “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

 

       A concurrent resolution of June 4th 1926:

“Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of the date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…

“…the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation…inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”

 

And, then, in May 1938, an Act of Congress approving November 11th, in each year, a legal holiday,  known as “Armistice Day”.  It called on churches and other institutions to ring their bells 11 times, and for a pause in business activity for the purpose of remembrance of the cessation of war, AND, for this to be “…a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace …”

     As citizens, as soldiers, as veterans, we stand, each one, today, called upon by the 1938 Armistice Day act, to take upon our shoulders these responsibilities:  to remember those who have suffered from horrors of war;   to celebrate the end of fighting; to renew our dedication to the cause of world peace, and commit ourselves anew to work for harmony among all people, and nations, of our world.

                         “Veterans’ Day” is, still, … ARMISTICE DAY     

 

Ring your bells;  Remember the horror of war –

          and rededicate yourself to the cause of world PEACE.

 

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF

                                      ARMISTICE DAY!

Armistice Day — a day of celebration of the end of fighting (the Great War).  Armistice Day is a call to ALL U.S. citizens, in recognition of the horrors, and futility of that war, to rededicate themselves to world peace, and, all Armistice Day legislation (1919; 1926 and 1938) remain, to this day, IN TACT.

In June, 1954, President Eisenhower signed Act, public law 380, chapter 250:

      “Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American Congress assembled, that the act entitled, ‘An Act making the 11th Day of November in each year a legal holiday, approved May 13th, 1938…is hereby amended by striking out the work “Armistice” and inserting in lieu thereof the word ‘Veterans’.’ ”    (unquote)

Here is the legislation which created, in the United States, Armistice Day:

President Wilson’s Proclamation of 1919:

             “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

       A concurrent resolution of June 4th 1926:

“Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of the date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…

“…the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation…inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”

And, then, in May 1938, an Act of Congress approving November 11th, in each year, a legal holiday,  known as “Armistice Day”.  It called on churches and other institutions to ring their bells 11 times, and for a pause in business activity for the purpose of remembrance of the cessation of war, AND, for this to be “…a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace …”

     As citizens, as soldiers, as veterans, we stand, each one, today, called upon by the 1938 Armistice Day act, to take upon our shoulders these responsibilities:  to remember those who have suffered from horrors of war;   to celebrate the end of fighting; to renew our dedication to the cause of world peace, and commit ourselves anew to work for harmony among all people, and nations, of our world.

                         “Veterans’ Day” is, still, … ARMISTICE DAY     

Ring your bells;  Remember the horror of war –

          and rededicate yourself to the cause of world PEACE.

 

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2018 IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF

                                      ARMISTICE DAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
November 11, 2018
Time:
11:11 am
Event Tags:
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Venue

MA United States

Organizer

Veterans for Peace – Smedley Butler Brigade
Phone:
(617) 942-0328
Email:
vfpsmedley@gmail.com
Website:
smedleyvfp.org