National Museum of the Marine Corps to participate in Bells of Peace
Quantico, VA — In 1917 World War I plunged the United States into the most horrific war we had ever fought overseas. A century later we still talk of the heroism, sacrifice and victories of the “war to end all wars.”
Join the National Museum of the Marine Corps in commemorating the centennial of WWI throughout 2017 and 2018. We will have special events, lectures and demonstrations throughout year that will allow visitors to experience the war that gained the Marines notoriety around the world.
On November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am local time, Americans across the nation will toll bells in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed during World War I.
The community is invited to join in the Bells of Peace event at the National Museum of the Marine Corps' Chapel in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park. At 11 am, the bell will toll in coordination with cannon firing on Marine Corps Base Quantico. The Bells of Peace event marks the end of the Museum's year-long WWI Centennial program.
Also, inside the Museum, the Outreach Team will have a special WWI display of artifacts, uniforms and gear for visitors to see.
The event is open to the public and free.