The World War I Centennial Commission promoted a nationwide bell tolling on Veterans Day, November 11, 2022, as a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of veterans of the Great War.

The “BELLS OF PEACE”  rang out nationwide at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to mark the centennial of the end of WW1. Of the four million Americans who served in the Great War, the total loss of Americans was over 11,000.

Chester Historical Preservation Society honored the project with a bell tolling at the 1724 Court House on November 11 at 11:00am. 

Don Ross, an invited Veteran from American Legion #94 of Brookhaven, PA, participated in the bell tolling.


p.s. The 1724 Courthouse is located on the 500 block of Avenue of the States in Chester. According to Wikipedia, the Chester Courthouse is a historic courthouse in Chester, Pennsylvania that served as the Chester County courthouse from 1724 to 1789, the Delaware County courthouse from 1789 to 1850 and the City Hall for the city of Chester. It was built in 1724 and is the oldest public building still standing in the United States. The court room is (or was) the oldest active court in use in the United States with one trial held in the court room every year to maintain that status.

Dan Ross from American Legion Post #94 in Brookhaven, PA