PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police issued an alert Thursday afternoon to township residents about the bells and sirens that will ring at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11th in honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I as part of Bells of Peace.   

The police alert states,  **DO NOT BE ALARMED**

"On Sunday, November 11th at 11 a.m., bells will ring and sirens will sound in honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I as part of Bells of Peace, a nationwide program established by the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

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By proclamation, Piscataway Township will participate, most notably in honor of Holmes Marshall, a son of Piscataway, who died in uniform in service to the United States on June 14, 1918 in Cantigny, France."

Participants in the Township include places of worship, firefighter stations, rescue squads’ headquarters, and the Waksmann Institute on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University.

Would you like to participate at home?

• You can post a remembrance on social media with the hashtag #TollTheBell.

• You can also download the Bells of Peace app and have it open on your phone before 11 a.m. on November 11th. Once it is 11 a.m. – the same time that fighting ceased on the Western Front – the bells will toll from your phone in unison with others 21 times. You can download the app here: https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/…/ace-smartphone-app.ht…

To learn more about Piscataway’s participation, please click here: http://www.piscatawaynj.org/admin_dept/bells-peace

 

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