For everyone that wishes to enjoy a wide range of Community Events, Skagway has it all. Throughout the year our small community (population 1036 in 2014 census estimate) puts on a host of events with the help of many Skagway volunteers!
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Bell of Peace – World War I Centennial
November 11, 2018 @ 11:11 am - 11:21 amFree, thanks to those who served
Following service on Sunday, November 11th, Veterans’ Day, commencing at 11:11am, the First Presbyterian Church Skagway, Alaska, will be joining organizations across the nation and around the world, with the tolling of 100 bells in remembrance of the end of the First World War, If you would like to join us, perhaps in recognition of a Veteran in your family or just to celebrate peace, you are invited to come by the church and toll the bell. Children are invited and encouraged.
“The National Park Service will toll the Centennial Bell, which was placed in Independence Hall in 1876, at 11:11 a.m. on November 11, 2018, to mark the Centennial of the Armistice that ended “the war that changed the world.” The Liberty Bell, silent in her enclosure nearby, will stand witness to the commemoration as the Honorary Bell of Peace, sustaining her place as the indelible symbol of the freedom of our Republic.”