The Museum of the Cape Fear invites all residents, churches, and businesses in Cumberland County to join in celebrating Armistice Day, in conjunction with Heroes Homecoming VI. Armistice Day recognizes the day that brought a cessation of fighting during the World War I. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, locals are encouraged to ring a bell 11 times on the 11:00 hour (AM) on the 11th day of the 11th month, (November 11, 2018, at 11:00 AM), in recognition of the anniversary.
“We would love for the Cumberland County community as a whole to band together to honor this important day in America’s history,” FACVB President, John Meroski. “As America’s Hometown, we need to set the example for patriotism and reference for our neighbors.”
Cumberland County locals are encouraged to let a bell sound in honor of the veterans paid the ultimate sacrifice. All are invited to bring their bell to the Museum of the Cape Fear, the Poe House, or Arsenal Park and join in observance of the holiday. Residents are asked to let a bell sound, wherever they are at 11:00 AM on November 11, 2018, in commemoration. Churches are asked to ring or play church bells at 11:00 AM, recordings count! Businesses are asked to designate an employee, or two, to step out the front door at 11:00 AM and ring a bell. Don’t have a bell? There are several free apps for mobile devices that can be used to mimic the sound.
This bell ringing initiative is part of a state-wide effort across all 100 counties to commemorate Armistice Day and honor veterans both locally and nationally. This effort is spear-headed by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Because of this, they would like to get a count of how many will ring a bell for our veterans and for this special anniversary. If you plan to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your last name, the name of your church, or your business name. Cumberland County aspires to host the most participants and the loudest bells.
Heroes Homecoming VI, spearheaded by the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be a week-long celebration centered around honoring veterans, their families, as well as businesses who support our nations armed forces. Bell ringing is just one way, among many, that Cumberland County residents can show their appreciation to those involved in the military.
Contact: Melinda Jackson