Sunday is not only Veterans Day, it is the 100th anniversary of its predecessor, Armistice Day.
The official observance is being hosted by the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee at the plaza in front of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock.
More than 71,000 soldiers from Arkansas served during World War I and about 2,100 died from wounds or illnesses.
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The 100th anniversary of the peace agreement lends an extraordinary look to this year's commemorative ceremonies around the United States, where wreaths are placed on memorials and bells toll to ring in harmony.
"I have been involved in the veterans banner project uptown, and I think it's just natural that a history organization such as us would honor the veterans and remind people of the sacrifices made in the war, because it was frightful", said Vicki Knauff, director of the museum. Churches - and any other organization with a bell - are asked to toll their bells 21 times at 11 a.m. The Armistice ending World War I took effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month back in 1918.
The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1978 as the day when all veterans are honored.
During the service at 11 a.m EST (1600 GMT) the Cathedral will lead a national tolling of bells called the Bells of Peace, in what organizers called the spirit of tradition, honor and remembrance. Hutchinson formed the committee to recognize the state's contributions to the war.