The Christmas Truce was a ceasefire between German, French, and British troop on the western-front 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 5th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One, on Tuesday, December 10th, at 4:30 pm. This celebration features carol sing-alongs led by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica choir, a performance by members of the Proctor Senior Choir, the Procter JNROTC Color Guard, a presentation on the truce by Joe Schmidt, light refreshments, and more.
The 5th Annual Peace Carol takes place in the Oneida County History Center’s main gallery. A detailed schedule of events can be obtained by contacting Rebecca McLain at (315) 735-3642 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is free and open to the public. Individuals of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information, visit their website, or call the History Center at (315) 735-3642.
Illustration: Christmas Truce by Frederic Villiers.