This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of World War 1. There were ceremonies throughout the United States to commemorate this event.
The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has a project, Bells of Remembrance, where members of the Club contacted organizations throughout the South Coast (for example, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Marion, Fairhaven, Dartmouth), the Cape, Boston, and many other communities throughout the Commonwealth to ask for their support of this important event and on future Veteran’s Days by ringing their bells.
On Sunday, November 11 at 11:00 am, Roxanne Bungert, President of the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club, rang the bells of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church 21 times (as in a 21-gun salute) as townspeople gathered to honor those WW1 Veterans, all Veterans, and the men and women who are currently serving our country in the military. This bell ringing will continue to be a Veteran’s Day tradition in the future.