Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Remembrance on Veterans Day to honor the Centennial of the World War I Armistice with Bells of Peace at the Taylor County History Center
Buffalo Gap, Texas (November 3, 2018) – The Taylor County History Center is pleased to announce its participation in Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance, a collaborative program created by The World War One Centennial Commission whereby American citizens and organizations, across the entire country, are invited to toll bells in their communities twenty-one times on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. local time.
Twenty-four residents of Buffalo Gap served in World War I, two of which were Killed in Action. Taylor County History Center is happy to have located the relatives of George F. Ridenour, one of the KIA, who will be our honored guests at a nondenominational ceremony. The ceremony will start at 10:00am including prayer, hymns and stories from World War I. Attendance is free. #TolltheBell
Notes Director of Development, Kenna Hogan: We have had documentaries on World War I play every third Sunday to honor the 100th Anniversary of World War I every month. I am proud we are participating in this important national event and tolling the bells of peace in honor of the American men and women who were killed and wounded one hundred years ago.
Notes Paul Ridenour, who was George F. Ridenour’s 2nd Great Uncle:
It has been said that a person experiences three deaths. When the body ceases to function, when it is consigned to the grave, and when their name is spoken for the last time. It will be an honor to hear the name of George F. Ridenour again. Gone but not forgotten.
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