Peace Carol com­mem­o­rates Christ­mas Truce

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Religion -

UTICA, N.Y. >> TheUni­tar­i­anUniver­sal­ist Church of Utica (UU Utica) presents the fourth an­nual Peace Carol, an evening hon­or­ing the Christ­mas Truce of World War I, on Tues­day, Dec. 11, be­gin­ning at 4:30 p.m.

This cel­e­bra­tion fea­tures car­ols sung by mem­bers of UU Utica and the Proc­tor Choirs, the Proc­ter Jr. ROTC Color Guard, a dra­matic read­ing of Aaron Shep­ard’s “The Christ­mas Truce” per­formed by the RSVP Read­ers The­ater, light re­fresh­ments, and more.

The Christ­mas Truce of 1914 was a cease­fire on the Western Front be­tween Ger­man, French, and Bri­tish troops on Christ­mas Eve in De­cem­ber 1914. Both sides in­for­mally agreed to stop fight­ing for a few hours and joined to­gether for food, car­ols, and com­pan­ion­ship. The fourth an­nual Peace Carol hon­ors this mo­ment in world his­tory and en­cour­ages peace through­out the com­mu­nity.

The fourth an­nual Peace Carol takes place in the His­tory Cen­ter’s main gallery. A de­tailed sched­ule of events can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing the Re­becca McLain at 315-735-3642 or rm­[email protected]­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org

In­di­vid­u­als of all faiths and cul­tures are in­vited to at­tend. This event is free and open to the pub­lic. Hosted by the Oneida County His­tory Cen­ter, 1608 Ge­ne­see St., Utica.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the cen­ter at 315-735-3642 or visit www. onei­da­coun­ty­his­tory.org.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

”Christ­mas Truce” by Fred­eric Vil­liers

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