Armistice Commemoration, Nov. 11, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
On Sunday, November 11, World War I & the Copper Country will commemorate the Armistice of November 11, 1918 at the trench (US-41 and MacInnes Drive). The public will be welcomed with a bagpipe performance of “The Flowers of the Forest” and the distribution of paper poppies starting at 10:50 a.m. The commemoration will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. when bells will be synchronized to ring for 30 seconds. The Michigan Tech Joint Color Guard consisting of Air Force and Army ROTC cadets will present the colors. The program will include the singing of the National Anthem, a poem recitation, a prayer offering, and a firing party (21-gun salute) by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hubbell post. Taps will be played by a formation of local student buglers, followed by the retirement of the colors. The commemoration will conclude by inviting guests to drop their poppies into the trench as we disperse.
Refreshments will be offered in Wads Annex preceding and following the commemoration. In the event of inclement weather, the commemoration will move into the Wads Annex. Free parking will be available in any of the Michigan Tech lots directly opposite the trench on US-41.
Schedule of Events
10:30:55 Reception Wads Annex
10:45 Poppy distribution
11:00 Synchronized bells (30 sec)
11:01 ROTC Joint Color Guard
11:06 National Anthem
11:08 Presiding emcee
11:10 Poem recitation
11:18 Firing party
11:22 Retirement of colors
11:25 Dropping poppies
11:30-noon Reception Wads Annex