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World War I Bell Toll

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. To commemorate the occasion, on August 8, 2018 Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation calling for bells to be tolled in Maryland on November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am in remembrance of veterans of World War I. The proclamation coincides with a call by the United States World War I Centennial Commission for all Americans to participate in a national tolling of bells.

Marylanders are asked to toll the bells twenty-one times with a five-second interval between tolls beginning at 11:00 am on Sunday, November 11, 2018 in commemoration of the armistice. The action of tolling the bells has historical significance as a signal indicating the end of World War I. During the War, all church bells were silenced only to ring as a warning of invasion by enemy troops.

Read more about the Tolling of the Bells.
See the Proclamation.

Bell Toll Ceremony in Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House
Answering Governor Hogan’s call for bells to be tolled, the Maryland World War I Centennial Commission will host a Bell Tolling ceremony from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the Governor’s Reception Room of the Maryland State House on November 11, 2018 to honor veterans who have served in World War I.                

What: Bell Toll Ceremony
When: November 11, 2018
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Governor’s Reception Room, Maryland State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
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