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Toll “Bells of Peace” on 11/11 at 11am local time, and
honor all those who served and sacrificed in WWI.


Bells of Peace is a U.S. national "bell tolling" remembrance created in collaboration with the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (SHGTUS) to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the World War I Armistice, November 11, 2018. The Doughboy Foundation has since promoted it as an annual remembrance of those who served in WWI and of the moment when the guns fell silent, and bells tolled on the Western Front… on the 11th day of the 11th month, at the 11th hour in 1918, after four years of brutal combat.



Sign Up and Toll the Bells

Over the years, tens of thousands of participants have included individuals, familes, state capitols, city halls, houses of worship, cemeteries, schools, veterans posts, war memorials, and others tolling the bells anywhere that Americans gather to honor their veterans.  Participants in Bells of Peace have led their communiites in a remembrance of the 4.7 million who put on an American uniform during WWI in the name of freedom and democracy.  It is a way that many kick off Veterans Day commemorations, remembering all who serve and served.

Watch Our Bells of Peace ceremony at the WWI Memorial
or join the LIVE STREAM starting @ 10:45am Eastern on 11/11

Bells of peace at WWI Memorial 2021


General Barry McCaffreyGeneral Barry McCaffreyThe Doughboy Foundation will be hosting a Bells of Peace commemoration at the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C. starting at 10:30 am Eastern on November 11, 2022. The ceremony will include a wreath dedication, remarks by special guest General Barry McCaffrey, the Bells of Peace tolling, and "Echoing Taps" by Taps For Veterans, where mulitple buglers will play taps from different corners of the WWI Memorial. 

If you are in DC, we invite you to join us live at the Memorial, located at Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th Street and 15th Street NW, across from the White House Visitor Center. If you are not local, tune in to our LIVE STREAM on the Dougboy Foundation YouTube channel at YouTube.Com/c/TheDoughboyFoundation or on the home page of this site.


Share your Bells of Peace participation and event

Simply post about your participation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube using the hashtag #BellsOfPeace and your posts will be forwarded to us for potential inclusion on the National "Participants Wall"

You are invited to share before, during and/or after your commemoration. You can Include images and videos to show everyone who you are and what you are doing. We will share your efforts on the "Participants Wall" for all to appriciate. The posts will also show up in the social sharing tab in the Bells Of Peace Participation App. Please note that no commercial or inappropritate messages will be included. Learn more...

National Bells of Peace "Participants Wall"

Add your posts to the Participant's Wall by tagging your posts with #BellsOfPeace