At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I ended with the signing of the armistice. One hundred years later, we are gathering to commemorate the end of the Great War with a ceremony at the Clarendon War Memorial to mark the hour and day the armistice was signed.
WHO: Arlington County’s WWI Commemoration Task Force, Arlington American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, County Board Vice Chair Christian Dorsey, World War I Commemoration Task Force Chair Allison Finkelstein and others
WHAT: The Armistice Day ceremony will include music, posting of colors, moment of silence, and remarks by Christian Dorsey, Allison Finkelstein and others. The commemoration will also include a three-volley salute (3 rifle shots) and the unveiling of the first of a series of interpretive panels highlighting the history of Arlington’s American Legion War Memorial.
WHEN: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Program includes:
10:30 a.m. – Welcome with music
10:55 a.m. – Posting of the colors and the rifle team
11:00 a.m. – Moment of silence followed by Bells of Peace, three-volley salute, taps
11:10 a.m. – Speakers, poems, and placement of wreaths
WHERE: Clarendon Central Park, in front of the Clarendon War Memorial 3140 Wilson Blvd. (Clarendon Metro Station)
The event is open to the public.