Peace Carol commemorates Christmas Truce
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.
”Christmas Truce” by Frederic Villiers