Please join Truth in Recruitment for an Armistice Day event cosponsored with St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos, CA. We will honor victims of war by ringing the church bells eleven times and taking time to reflect on those who served. This event will be in-person with safe social distancing and facial coverings. You may also tune in via Facebook livestream here: https://fb.me/e/37qyePGqs
“A day that celebrates peace is the best way to honor the sacrifices of veterans.”
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45AM
Location: St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
2901 Nojoqui Avenue at Alamo Pintado Avenue
Los Olivos, California 93441
Facebook Livestream: https://fb.me/e/37qyePGqs
Armistice Day, now formally known as Veterans Day, is celebrated on Wednesday, November 11th. On that day in 1918, the allied powers and Germany formed a truce, otherwise known as an armistice. The world celebrated peace as a universal principle. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively called for an end to all wars. Armistice Day was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated.” After World War II, the U.S. Congress decided to rebrand November 11th as Veterans Day. Honoring the warrior quickly morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day was flipped from a day aimed at peace into a day for displays of militarism.
One of the ways that the organization Veterans for Peace has recognized Armistice Day is to ask a church or churches to ring their bells 11 times at 11 am on November 11th. “We ring the bells 11 times, with a moment of silence, to remember the many soldiers and civilians killed and injured by warfare, and to make our own commitment to work for peace, in our family, our church, our community, our nation, our world.”
Please join us this Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45AM to reflect on the need for peace worldwide. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!