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WORLD WAR I,ARMISTICE DAY CENTENNIAL,Sacred Service. NOVEMBER 11 2018,WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL,THE UNITED STATES. WORLD WAR ONE,CENTENNIAL COMMISSION,Bells of Peace A World War I Remembrance. The United States World War I Centennial Commission launched a. nationwide effort calling on Americans to toll bells across our country. today exactly one hundred years after the armistice to honor the. sacrifices of our fellow Americans in the Great War. Beginning at precisely 1100 EST Washington National Cathedral s bourdon bell will toll. 21 times It will be joined by bells in communities across the East Coast and will continue. during the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month in each time zone of. the United States Participants include places of worship schools town halls carillons. cemeteries and local DAR VFW and American Legion posts across the country. Additionally all United States Army Navy Marine Corps Air Force and Coast. Guard installations as well as Naval and Coast Guard ships at port and at sea will. toll their bells at the Eleventh Hour of this day to honor those who wore the uniform. one hundred years ago,To Inspire the Future by Remembering our Past. One hundred years ago bells from steeples perched all over the world rang out in relief and joy sorrow. and hope at news of the great Armistice, The war was over but the hard work of peace lay ahead Families homes and cities lay in ruins.
A whole generation of young men had been all but snuffed out And yet the survivors of that ghastly. war picked up the shattered pieces of their lives and labored to build better ones for their children and. their fellow citizens, Today our Bells of Peace ring out as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices rendered in World War I of. the courage shown on and off the battlefield of the respect given to both victor and vanquished and. of the grit and determination by men and women everywhere to win the peace. Let these bells also remind us of the sacrifices that following generations have likewise made when that. peace has failed of empty chairs at hearthside still lamented of wounds both seen and unseen still. healing and of the terrible truth that no war is inevitable that we alone must rail against the failure. of our own wisdom and set for our children a more hopeful world. Admiral Michael G Mullen USN Ret,Seventeenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Special Advisor World War I Centennial Commission, Gun crew from Regimental Headquarters Company 23rd Infantry 2nd Division firing 37mm gun during. an advance against German entrenched positions 1918 National Archives. Women served on the frontlines of the war operating the switchboards linking telephones across the. battlefields The women who had to be bilingual in French and English worked for the Signal Corps and. came to be known as the Hello Girls The U S World War I Centennial Commission is working with. Congress on the Hello Girls Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2018 National Archives. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, Battleships from the U S Navy s Sixth Battle Squadron in British waters during World War I. Naval History and Heritage Command, Pilots of the 94th Hat in the Ring Aero Squadron Foucaucourt Aerodrome France November 1918.
Pilots L to R 1LT Reed Chambers Capt James Meissner 1LT Eddie Rickenbacker 1LT T C Taylor and. 1LT J H Eastman United States Army,WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. WORLD WAR I,ARMISTICE DAY CENTENNIAL,ORDER OF SERVICE. CARILLON PRELUDE,ORGAN AND BRASS PRELUDE,The people stand as able. THE PROCESSION,When the Battle s O er,Traditional, Warrant Officer Class 2 Pipe Major Peter MacGregor British Army. PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS,Fanfare for the Common Man.
Music by Aaron Copeland,George Fergus Organist, Joint Service Colors Presented By The National Society of Pershing Rifles. Company C 8th Regiment,University of Maryland Army ROTC. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM,The Star Spangled Banner, Music by John Stafford Smith Lyrics by Francis Scott Key. Led by John Brancy Baritone,O say can you see by the dawn s early light. What so proudly we hail d at the twilight s last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight. O er the ramparts we watch d were so gallantly streaming. And the rocket s red glare the bombs bursting in air. Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say does that star spangled banner yet wave, O er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
POSTING OF THE COLORS,The National Society of Pershing Rifles. Company C 8th Regiment,University of Maryland Army ROTC. The people are seated, The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith Dean. Washington National Cathedral,INTRODUCTION,Mr Terry W Hamby Chairman. United States World War I Centennial Commission, At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns fell silent on the.
Western Front bringing an end to the First World War Our nation has recalled that. moment on this day through the decades Now one hundred years later we gather here. today to remember lives sacrificed in the service of our country and those traumatized. and injured in battle We also remember and pay tribute to our 28th Commander in Chief. President Woodrow Wilson whose final resting place is here at Washington National. Cathedral May we have such a devotion to justice and freedom that the heroism of all who. fought may continue to be remembered in a nation of service and in a world of peace. We gather this day to glorify God who sustains the world to remember with. thanksgiving those who lived and died in the service our country and to ask for God s. help and blessings that we may be worthy of their sacrifice each day of our lives. The people stand as able,THE PRESENTATION OF THE CENTENNIAL WREATH. ON BEHALF OF,THE UNITED STATES,WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMISSION. AT THE TOMB OF THE HONORABLE WOODROW WILSON,TWENTY EIGHTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Chairman Terry W Hamby and Admiral Michael G Mullen USN Ret. Members of the Corps of Cadets United States Military Academy. Members of the Brigade of Midshipmen United States Naval Academy. During the singing of the hymn the wreath will be presented while an Element of. Cadets and Midshipmen provide a Ceremonial Honor Detail at President Wilson s Tomb. HYMN 718 God of our Fathers, Music by George W Warren Lyrics by Daniel C Roberts. God of our fathers whose almighty hand From war s alarms from deadly pestilence. Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defense. Of shining worlds in splendor through the skies Thy true religion in our hearts increase. Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace. Thy love divine hath led us in the past Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way. In this free land by Thee our lot is cast Lead us from night to never ending day. Be Thou our ruler guardian guide and stay Fill all our lives with love and grace divine. And glory laud and praise be ever Thine,Thy Word our law Thy paths our chosen way.
THE CALL TO PRAYER AND WORSHIP,Muslim Call to Prayer. Imam Tarif Shraim Islamic Community Center of Potomac. Jewish Call to Prayer, Cantor Susan Bortnick Washington Hebrew Congregation. Christian Call to Worship,Mr Jason Widney Washington National Cathedral. THE OPENING PRAYER,The Right Reverend Carl Walter Wright. Bishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. The Episcopal Church,The Lord be with you,And also with you.
Let us pray, God and Father of all remember your mercy and look with your healing love on all. your people living and departed On this day we especially ask that you would hold. for ever all who suffered during the First World War those who returned scarred by. warfare those who waited anxiously at home and those who returned wounded and. disillusioned those who mourned and those communities that were diminished and. suffered loss Remember too those who acted with kindly compassion those who bravely. risked their own lives for their comrades and those who in the aftermath of war worked. tirelessly for a more peaceful world And as you remember them remember us O Lord. grant us peace in our time and a longing for the day when people of every language race. and nation will be brought into the unity of Christ s kingdom This we ask in the name. of the same Jesus Christ our Lord Amen,The people are seated. REMEMBERING A TIME OF WAR,The Book of Ecclesiasticus Sirach 44 1 15. The Honorable Reverend Emanuel Cleaver II,United States House of Representatives. Let us now sing the praises of famous men our ancestors in their generations The Lord. apportioned to them great glory his majesty from the beginning There were those who. ruled in their kingdoms and made a name for themselves by their valor those who gave. counsel because they were intelligent those who spoke in prophetic oracles those who. led the people by their counsels and by their knowledge of the people s lore they were. wise in their words of instruction those who composed musical tunes or put verses in. writing rich men endowed with resources living peacefully in their homes all these. were honored in their generations and were the pride of their times Some of them. have left behind a name so that others declare their praise But of others there is no. memory they have perished as though they had never existed they have become as. though they had never been born they and their children after them But these also were. godly men whose righteous deeds have not been forgotten their wealth will remain. with their descendants and their inheritance with their children s children Their. descendants stand by the covenants their children also for their sake Their offspring. will continue forever and their glory will never be blotted out Their bodies are buried. in peace but their name lives on generation after generation The assembly declares their. wisdom and the congregation proclaims their praise. THE ANTHEM,Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep,Lyrics by Mary Elizabeth Frye.
Video Original Score and Direction by Edward Bilous. Founding Director Center for Innovation in the Arts The Julliard School. The Cathedral Choir,World War I Centennial Orchestra. Do not stand at my grave and weep,When you awaken in the morning s hush. I am not there I do not sleep,I am the swift uplifting rush. I am a thousand winds that blow,Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the diamond glints on snow,I am the soft stars that shine at night.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am the gentle autumn rain,I am not there I did not die. Rouge Bouquet,by Joyce Kilmer,Mr John D Monahan Commissioner. United States World War I Centennial Commission, In a wood they call the Rouge Bouquet There is on earth no worthier grave. There is a new made grave to day To hold the bodies of the brave. Built by never a spade nor pick Than this place of pain and pride. Yet covered with earth ten metres thick Where they nobly fought and nobly died. There lie many fighting men Never fear but in the skies. Dead in their youthful prime Saints and angels stand. Never to laugh nor love again Smiling with their holy eyes. Nor taste the Summertime On this new come band,St Michael s sword darts through the air.
For Death came flying through the air,And touches the aureole on his hair. And stopped his flight at the dugout stair,As he sees them stand saluting there. Touched his prey and left them there,His stalwart sons. Clay to clay,And Patrick Brigid Columkill,He hid their bodies stealthily. Rejoice that in veins of warriors still,In the soil of the land they fought to free.
The Gael s blood runs,And fled away,And up to Heaven s doorway floats. Now over the grave abrupt and clear,From the wood called Rouge Bouquet. Three volleys ring,A delicate cloud of bugle notes. And perhaps their brave young spirits hear,That softly say Farewell Farewell. The bugle sing,Comrades true born anew peace to you.
Go to sleep Go to sleep,Your souls shall be where the heroes are. Slumber well where the shell screamed and fell,And your memory shine like the morning star. Let your rifles rest on the muddy floor,Brave and dear. You will not need them anymore,Shield us here,Danger s past. Now at last,Go to sleep,Ms Susan Sloan,Assistant Regional Director AJC Washington.
I love that the Lord should hear my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me therefore will I call upon Him all my days. The cords of death compassed me and the straits of the nether world got hold upon me I. found trouble and sorrow, But I called upon the name of the Lord I beseech thee O the Lord deliver my soul. Gracious is the Lord and righteous yea our God is compassionate. The Lord preserveth the simple I was brought low and He saved me. Return O my soul unto Thy rest for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death mine eyes from tears and my feet from. I shall walk before the Lord in the lands of the living. I trusted even when I spoke I am greatly afflicted. I said in my haste All men are liars, How can I repay unto the Lord all His bountiful dealings toward me. The United States World War I Centennial Commission launched a nationwide effort calling on Americans to toll bells across our country today exactly one hundred years after the armistice to honor the sacrifices of our fellow Americans in the Great War Beginning at precisely 1100 EST Washington National Cathedral s bourdon bell will toll 21 times It will be joined by bells in communities

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