At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, to bring to an end the First World War. Our nation has recalled that moment on this day through the decades. And now 100 years later, we remember lives sacrificed in the service of our country, and those traumatized and injured in battle.
This year, the 100th anniversary actually takes place on a Sunday morning.
Remembrance Sunday is one of the liturgical services for honoring veterans. It allows for a brief time of music, silence, wreath laying and a call to remember the fallen. Our service will feature the music of trumpeter Jonathan Brandt.
Across the US, church bells will ring on November 11, 11:00 am. Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church will participate in a two minutes pealing of the bell as well.