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November 2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. To honor the men and women who served in that “war to end all wars”, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and The Hillsborough Garden Club are joining other groups to present several activities in 2018.

Events & Happenings

WORLD WAR I MEMORABILIA DISPLAYS

Cup-a-Joe - 112 West King Street
Orange County Public Library - 137 W Margaret Lane
Month of November

END OF THE WAR BELL RINGING

Bells will ring all over town! 
November 11 at 11:00 am

Join us at the historic Old Orange County Courthouse for the Town Bell Ringing to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. We hope all town businesses, residents, visitors, and churches will join us by ringing bells at that time in a salute to all our Veterans and, in particular, those who fought in World War I.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

- John McCrae