Approximately 20 million people died in the conflict we know as the First World War and an equal number were wounded. When it ended with an armistice, church bells rung out across Europe and America at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The joy was over what we now know was to be a temporary peace, but peace all the same. That moment gave rise to our American holiday known as Veteran’s Day. In honor of that sacrificial effort, the seventeen members of our congregation who served in that war and are buried in our cemetery, and all peacemaking efforts, we will ring our church bells eleven times at the conclusion of our Sunday service at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities of the massive war that ended one hundred years ago. Come join us for a once in a lifetime moment!