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HONOR BELL TO TOLL FOR 3,000TH TIME

THE HONOR BELL  “We are honored that the tolling of the Honor Bell has become such an integral part of military burial honors in Colorado over the last four-plus years. The sound of the bell’s seven solemn tolls at veterans’ services helps to show their families just how honored and respected their loved ones are […]

THE HONOR BELL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ITS NEW VIRTUAL BELL HONORS PROGRAM

Since 2016 veterans who have been interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery have had Bell Honors tolled for them as part of the military honors rendered at their funeral or memorial services. With the many requests to perform Bell Honors at other locations increasing each year, we are announcing the opportunity to have them rendered […]

FRANKLIN MACON, TUSKEGEE AIRMAN, HONORED WITH VIRTUAL BELL HONORS

FRANKLIN MACON PHOTO: FRAMNKLINMACON.COM MACON ENTERING A T-6 TRAINER TO FLY ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY, AT THE AGE OF 95. PHOTO: COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE On November 30th the Honor Bell was tolled for US Army Air Corps 2nd Lt Franklin Macon, a Tuskegee Airman. This virtual tolling was the first of its kind, […]

HONOR BELL EXHIBIT UNVEILED AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL VA MEDICAL CENTER

FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELLE MALLIN AND EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE SAM WELLS OF TROOP 324 UNVEIL THE HONOR BELL MODEL AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL VA MEDICAL CENTER AS KHRISTIE BARKER AND KEITH HARMON OF THE VA LOOK ON. THE MODEL IS PART OF AN EXHIBIT ABOUT THE HONOR BELL.We gathered with friends, supporters, veterans, VA […]

HONOR BELL FOUNDATION TO MAKE A SECOND HONOR BELL

In 2016, the Honor Bell Foundation cast the first bell specifically to honor veterans at their passing. Since Memorial Day of that year, the Honor Bell has tolled at Fort Logan National Cemetery for nearly 2,000 military veteran funerals. The Foundation is pleased to announce that it intends to create a second Honor Bell to […]

STORYTELLERS: THE HONOR BELL TOLLS FOR THE FALLEN AND ITS FOUNDER

9News’ Noel Brennan shares the story of the Honor Bell and its impact on veterans, vets’ families, and what it meant to the Honor Bell Foundation’s co-founder, Lou Olivera. Brennan’s story also addresses the crisis of PTS and of veteran suicide, a year after Olivera’s death. Watch the story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9T9OhJIx_c

THE MEANING OF THE HONOR BELL’S SEVEN SOLEMN TOLLS

AT EACH FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR A VETERAN, THE BELL GUARD TOLLS THE HONOR BELL SEVEN TIMES. THE BELL IS TOLLED SEVEN TIMES, WITH SEVEN SECONDS BETWEEN EACH TOLL. THE SEVEN TOLLS REPRESENT THE MANY STAGES IN A VETERAN’S LIFE. EACH TOLL HAS A SPECIFIC MEANING: THE HONOR BELL BEING TOLLED AT A SERVICE […]

HONOR BELL TOLLS AT DENVER FALLEN OFFICERS MEMORIAL

For the second year, the Honor Bell attended the Denver Fallen Officers Memorial during Police Week 2019. While our mission is primarily military, we are grateful of the service and sacrifice of our first responders as well. During the ceremony, we had a guest belladier, Denver Police Department Corporal Gene Alfaro. Gene is a veteran […]

HONORING A NAVY VET WITH SUNSHINE AND CEREMONY

The day began with a blizzard, but the sun came out just in time for US Navy veteran Paul Reeves to be laid to rest. Mr. Reeves passed at age 93 with no family, but an intrepid group of volunteers from Patriot Guard Riders and Honor Bell Foundation came to stand and honor him.  The […]