This year, some folks from the UUCiA rang a gong on our front steps, 11 times at 11:00 a.m., as a prayer for peace. It was a tradition for houses of worship to ring their bells for Armistice Day after World War I. Sometime after it became Veterans Day in 1954, this tradition largely went away.
Veterans Day | Armistice Day 2013 from Richard Hudak on Vimeo.
Here's hoping the tradition comes back! Some houses of worship have big bells up in a steeple. But we rang this wonderful gong instead. May there be peace.