Armistice Day

Resources for observing Armistice/Veteran’s Day 11.11.18

in Communities of Faith

This page will host materials for faith communities to commemorate the end of killing (the Armistice) in World War I one hundred years ago.

View a collection of materials for Armistice/Veterans Sunday that focus on lament for war’s suffering and aspirations for world peace.  Suggested liturgical elements, bulletin inserts, sermon ideas, and newsletter and forum topics will be posted.                                                                                                          Congress asked that November 11 be dedicated to the cause of world peace with a 2 minute pause of activity at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.  When Armistice Day was established, World War I was called “the war to end all wars.”  In 1954, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day to recognize the great sacrifices of veterans and their families.   Increasingly, Americans are becoming aware of the physical, psychological, and soul wounding that can be lifelong for those who engage in war.  The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and war toxins, such as Agent Orange and depleted uranium, can even be multi-generational.

The Coming Home Collaborative in collaboration with Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church offers this site as a service to others in appropriately recognizing the commitment to world peace made by our ancestors.If you or your faith community has materials to offer to others, we can post your link.  Send your suggestions to

 

This webpages is in development as of 8.22.18 but will continue posting material as November approaches.

https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/celebrate-peace-armistice-day-100th-anniversary

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/12/nations-bells-ring-unison-mark-100th-anniversary-armistice/

https://museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/events/ring-bell-armistice-day-now-veterans-day-heroes-homecoming-event

https://www.lutheranpeace.org/articles/peaceful-worship-and-congregational-life

 


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