Armistice Day 2021
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About the Event
Questions? Email Cara@RaleighSisterCities.org
On November 11th, Raleigh Sister Cities will celebrate the friendship between Raleigh and Compiègne, France, with the installation of an informational sign about the French city. The sign installation will take place in Raleigh’s Compiègne Park, located at 106 Chamberlain St. in Raleigh. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on November 11.
“Our Sister Cities partnerships allow us the unique opportunity to reflect on history and the sacrifices that many made for freedom, and few are as moving as Armistice Day,” said Cody Charland, Raleigh Sister Cities president.
Armistice Day commemorates the end of the First World War. It was on November 11, 1918 – on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – that the armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne.
Compiègne was Raleigh’s second Sister City; the partnership was solidified in 1989. The city is located about one hour northeast of Paris and lies along the Oise River and on the edge of France’s national forest. Every year, Raleigh Sister Cities participates in an Armistice Day celebration at the N.C. State University Bell Tower, with the university’s ROTC participating.
“It is only natural that we will be able to celebrate not just Armistice Day but also Compiègne Park, one of Raleigh’s true hidden gems,” said Cara Gentile, chair of Raleigh Sister Cities’ Compiègne Committee. “It is our hope that the installation of this sign will further shine a light on this friendship between the two cities.”