MEDIA ALERT: Armistice Day Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of

Published on November 08, 2018

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.

More information about the event

About Arlington's WWI Commemoration Task Force