Monday, November 11
"A day dedicated to the cause of world peace"
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ringing of bells at 11:11 on 11/11.
Pioneer Courthouse Square
Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72, and Women's International League for Peace and Justice - Portland.
Gather between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Ceremony starts at 11:00 a.m.
Ringing of bells at 11:11 a.m.
Bring a bell, poem, song or photo of a fallen veteran dear to you.
Background: The Armistice of 1918, ending the terrible slaughter of World War I, was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, signaling that the world had pulled back from te brink of disaster. For many years, churches rang their bells on Armistice Day to commemorate the hope of a world without war. In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans' Day. It's time to reclaim the historic meaning of the day. Ring the bells 11 times at 11 o'clock a nd declare your conviction that peace is possible.
"'Til All Need for Witness Cease"
First Unitarian Church, S.W. Main and S.W. 12th Avenue
A prose poem play in three parts by Kent Shifferd