A bell tolled Sunday morning, Nov. 11, as the names of each of the 12 Rockland men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the "war to end all wars" were read.

The Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post 1 in Rockland held a Veterans Day ceremony to remember those who died in World War I. Sunday was the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war.

American Legion member Russell Wolfertz Jr. pointed out the origin of the post dates back to the end of World War I, when the United States recognized the service of returning veterans.

The post was originally named the Winslow-Holbrook Post to honor two young men from Rockland who died in Europe — Private Arthur E, Winslow, and Second Lt. Albert D. Holbrook.

Four members of the American Legion color guard each fired three times in a salute to the fallen soldiers from Rockland. Wolfertz read their names and his grandson, Josh Wolfertz, a Boy Scout, rang a bell each time a name was read.

Legion member Gary Gamage laid a wreath at the memorial for Winslow and Holbrook in the park at the intersection of Main Street and Park Drive.

In addition to Winslow and Holbrook, the Rockland men who died in World War I were: Apprentice Seaman William Knowlton, Chief Quartermaster Cecil Westcott, infantry member Raffalle Bolea, infantry member Lee Pettengill, battery member Herbert Reed, Pvt. Arthur Smith, infantry member Roland Leland, infantry member Henry Hill, Pvt. Clarence Huntley and Henry C. Borgerson.