Veterans For Peace Mark Armistice Day With Bells By Bill Sorem | November 13, 2016 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Veterans for Peace marked Armistice Day, also known now as Veterans Day with a ceremony. “On the 11th day, 11th hour, 11th month Bells were rung throughout the world in joy and in sorrow.” (bells ring eleven times) “War had had it’s day. Let’s work toward that end.” The Great War (it was not World War One until World War Two began) ended with an Armistice effective 11 AM November 11, 1918. Bells were rung around the world. Part of the significance of the bell ringing was the fact that few bells remained. Many bells had been melted down for guns. Armistice Day was created on by Congress in 1926 to commemorate the signing. It became a legal holiday in 1938. In 1954 it was renamed Veterans Day. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.