Fayetteville National Cemetery Joins Thousands in Worldwide WWI Commemoration


At 6 AM Sunday morning, thousands of bagpipes across the world rang out the sounds of “When the Battle’s Over” to signify the end of World War One 100 years ago on November 11, 2018.

On November 11th, 1918 World War One, the war to end all wars, finally came to an end. Sunday along with Veterans Day, many commemorated the battle and saluted the thousands of soldiers that have fought for our freedom.

“We really do have a special arrangement here with the opportunities that we have with our peace and our freedom and prosperity, the likes of which have never been found anywhere else in the world so we’ve got to maintain that and keep that and it takes people to dawn uniforms, to go fight,” said President of NWA Veterans Day Association Steven Gray.

The song “When The Battle’s Over,” played around the world this morning by nearly 25,000 bagpipers. The Ozark Highlanders pipe band was one of those groups. 

“To be a part of that, to connect through the pipes globally is a big thing,” said Ozark Highlander’s Pipe Sergeant Don Calhoun.

President of the Northwest Arkansas Veterans Day Association, Steven gray said being able to host this event at the Fayetteville National Cemetery showcases the support the community brings to our local veterans.

“We have a long-standing pride in our veterans in Northwest Arkansas and we just want to make sure that the next generations are aware,” said Gray.

Seventy-three thousand Arkansans fought in World War One. Steven Gray said he is honored to have celebrated each and every one of them today on this very special veteran’s day

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