NEW HAVEN, CONN. —The New Haven 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony—which will first observe the “Bells Of Peace: A World War I Remembrance” on the front steps of City Hall (250 Temple Street)—will be held in the Aldermanic Chambers on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. All residents and the public are invited to attend this free event.
The Bells of Peace, promoted by the United States World War I Centennial Commission, is a nationwide call for Americans and organizations to toll bells in their communities twenty-one times on Nov. 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. local time, to honor the 116,516 Americans who died in the Great War and to commemorate the centennial of the armistice ending World War One.
New Haven resident, Sound School teacher, and decorated Army engineer Charles M. Pickett is the principal speaker. Pickett, who is the commander of the newly formed American Legion New Haven Post 210 and the quartermaster of the VFW New Haven Post 12150, will speak about the Elm City in World War I and his grandfather and doughboy Lieutenant John F. Pickett Sr.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will offer remarks, Ruth Rosa is the soloist, and Peter Cannon will perform “Taps.” Following the ceremony at City Hall, commemorative wreaths will be placed at the World War Memorial on the Green and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf Drive. RSVP for the free event on: https://nhv.eventbrite.com.