Veterans Day program set for 8 a.m. Nov. 11; bell ringing at 11 a.m.

Published 6:23 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Tyrrell Elementary School will host a Veterans Day Special for all armed forces veterans at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the TES school gym. Grades 3-5 will sing patriotic songs and read letters written to veterans.

All veterans are invited to attend, and if any veteran would like to speak they will be given the opportunity to do so.

This program is similar to the one students, Principal Michele Brickhouse, and teachers conducted for veterans last year.

Scuppernong Post 182 of The American Legion will host the traditional Veterans Day ceremonies in Madge L. VanHorne Auditorium at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The early hour was chosen so those who attend can later join in a county-wide bell ringing at 11 a.m., the hour the guns fell silent in 1918, ending the First World War.

Columbia High School is having an essay contest, and the top three winners will read their essays as part of the program on Nov. 11.

The public, and especially all armed forces veterans, are invited to attend the 8 a.m. ceremony in VanHorne Auditorium.

Bells will toll in unison across North Carolina and throughout the world at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day.

When the Armistice ending World War I was signed on November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m., bells rang in celebration around the world.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the NC Department of Cultural Resources has encouraged counties to ring bells 21 times at 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11.

The bell at the Tyrrell County Courthouse will join this effort, said county manager David Clegg.

Churches and individuals throughout Tyrrell County are also encouraged to participate by ringing bells at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.