2018-11-08 / Around Town

VFW Post 5392 Bells of Peace

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 invites the public on Sunday, Nov. 11 to a remembrance ceremony at 11 a.m. at which bells will be rung for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that concluded on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. (The eleventh month, eleventh day and the eleventh hour.)

The Post is located on Shove Street in Tiverton. For more information, call the Post at 401-624- 2697 or the Post Adjutant Richard Urban at 508-672-7588.

The Middletown Historical Society will join others across the nation on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. local time by ringing the bell at Witherbee School. Nationwide bells will be tolled 21 times in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed during World War I. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission in Washington, D.C. has organized groups and individuals to ring a bell honoring those that served in the World War I.

Middletown had 28 enlistments; Army - 13 enlisted men and one commissioned officer; Navy - 13 enlisted men and one female Yeoman.

There are three known casualties: John H. Feltham Jr., 2nd Lieutenant U.S. Army, buried in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, Belleau, France; Norman Jesse Merrill, 2nd Lieutenant, 160th Depot Brigade; and Joseph V. Silvia, Private 1st Class, American Expeditionary Forces.

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