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DGS to renovate Carillon in preparation for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

The Department of General Services has closed the Virginia War Memorial Carillon in preparation for renovations that will be completed by Armistice Day, November 11, 2018, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. No public events will be held at the Carillon until the renovations are complete.

Renovations will include exterior repairs, elevator replacement, masonry repointing, window restoration and other interior and exterior improvements.

The Carillon is the Commonwealth's monument to the approximately 3,700 Virginia men and women who died as a result of World War I. Dedicated in 1932, the 240-foot tower in Richmond's Byrd Park houses fixed bronze bells that are played for special occasions. The Carillon is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.