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Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance
A National Tolling of Bells to Honor Those Who Served in the Great War
WHEREAS, a century ago 4.7 million American families sent their sons and daughters off to World War I;
WHEREAS, men and women from the (state, city, community) of (.....) served selflessly and honorably in World War I;
WHEREAS, 116,516 Americans gave their lives in the war, and more than 200,000 were wounded;
WHEREAS, the tolling of bells is a traditional expression of honor and remembrance; and
WHEREAS, in November 2018 the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 -- the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month;
WHEREAS, on April 6, 2018, the United States World War I Centennial Commission called upon all Americans across the nation to toll bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I on Armistice Day, November 11, 2018;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the (state, city, town, community) of (name) does hereby call upon all Americans across the nation to toll bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2018.