AUGUSTA — The city has scheduled to ring the bells of its churches at 11 a.m., 11 times as they honor all those who served on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

However, in 1954 the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in order to account for all veterans in all war, according to a news release from Connie Hanson, organizer.

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