Various Locations around the state
November 11, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Bells of Peace

One hundred years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of November, 1918, the armistice that ended the Great War took effect. Some 65,038,810 soldiers of many nations fought in the war, with 8,528,831 dying, 21,189,154 suffering wounds and 7,750,919 missing or taken prisoner. The United States sent 4,355,000 doughboys to war, of whom 116,516 died, 204,002 were wounded and 4,500 were missing or imprisoned. Of them, 71,862 soldiers from Arkansas served, losing 2,183 to combat or disease and 1,751 to wounds or injuries.

The Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee is calling on people and organizations around the state to ring bells 11 times at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, to celebrate the end of World War I and to remember the millions who fought, suffered and died in what was hoped to be “The War to End All Wars.”

Anyone wishing to participate can send the name of their organization and the address at which the memorial bell-ringing will take place to [email protected] and their information will be added to the list below. For more information, send an email to the address above or call (501) 324-9886. Our thanks to all who participate in this recognition of the end of World War I.

Armistice Terms

Bells for Peace Participants

Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. 9th St., Little Rock.

Friends of the West Fork Library, Library Hall, 210 Garfield, West Fork

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Shiloh Meeting Hall, 121 W. Huntsville Ave., Springdale

Dean B. Ellis Library, 322 University Loop State University, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Faulkner County Museum, 801 Locust Street/Courthouse Square, Conway

Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, 513 Fairview Street, Malvern

Jacksonville Museum of Military History and Major Jacob Gray Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville.

Rick Steele, 2924 Balding Road, Traskwood.

Searcy County Veterans Memorial Association, 108 Noah Horton Memorial Drive, Marshall.

First Baptist Church, 200 Stewart Street, Rector.

Perryville United Methodist Church Bell Choir, 123 Cross St., Perryville 

Provincia de La Sal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 21941 Interstate 30 S, Bryant.

Arkansas Sabbath Fellowship, 21941 Interstate 30 S, Bryant.

Peace Lutheran Church, 800 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway.

Elks Lodge #781, 124 Elks Drive, Mena.

South Cross Roads Church, 249 Lone Star Rd., Hopewell community, Rose Bud.

First Baptist Church, 201 N. 4th St., Heber Springs

First Presbyterian Church, 302 North 4th St., McGehee.

First Presbyterian Church, 1220 Pine Street, Arkadelphia.

Daughters of the American Revolution, McCollum-Chidester House Museum, 926 Washington St., Camden.

Grand Prairie Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, John B. and Margaret Moore Jacobs Park and Museum National Historic Site, 500 N. Main Street, Clarendon

Saline Missionary Baptist Church, 8210 N Main Street, Tull

First Baptist Heber Church, 201 N 4th St, Heber Springs

St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 424 E. Main St, Batesville

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 925 Mitchell Street, Conway

West Fork Friends of the Library, Library Hall, 210 Garfield St., West Fork

Lamar United Methodist Church, Third and Seminary streets, Lamar

First Christian Church, 105 North 5th St., Ozark

Eureka Springs Fire Department, 144 E. Van Buren Ave., Eureka Springs

Almyra United Methodist, 497 W. Main St, Almyra

First Baptist Church, 201 S. Leslie St., Almyra