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JOIN US TO TOLL THE HONOR BELL

While we have a corps of “regulars” tolling the Honor Bell as part of the Bell Guard, we also welcome any veteran who has an interest in tolling the bell to do so. This past week we welcomed US Army veteran Terri Clinton as part of a tolling party. Clinton is Vice President of the […]

WHAT THE HONOR BELL MEANS TO TERI RALSTON

While we have a corps of “regulars” tolling the Honor Bell as part of the Bell Guard, we also welcome any veteran who has an interest in tolling the bell to do so. This past week we welcomed US Army veteran Terri Clinton as part of a tolling party. Clinton is Vice President of the […]

CHRIS BOYER JOINS OUR STAFF AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

We are pleased to welcome Chris Boyer to the Honor Bell team as our Assistant Director. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Chris has been volunteering with the Foundation for nearly two years as a member of our Bell Guard. He also volunteers widely in the veteran non-profit community. With his dedication to […]

VOLUNTEER WITH THE BELL GUARD TODAY

Are you a Veteran who is looking for a way to continue your mission of service? Are you on active duty, but want to do more to recognize the sacrifice others have made for our country?  THE HONOR BELL WANTS YOU. Veteran and active-duty service members are the heart and soul of the Honor Bell. […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: KIM TOMPKINS

“I feel so fortunate and blessed every time I put on my uniform, sometimes I can’t believe that I get to be a part of something that means so much to so many.” — Bell Guard Kim Tompkins Kim Tompkins joined the armed forces straight out of High School, leaving Arvada to serve many roles […]

FOUR YEARS AGO: THE FIRST BELL HONORS WERE RENDERED FOR DANIEL TOSTEVIN

On June 13th, 2016, Bell Honors were rendered for the first time, honoring Daniel Tostevin. We thought it appropriate to share some of Tostevin’s story on this notable anniversary. TOSTEVIN IN HIS DIVING SUIT Daniel C. Tostevin was born in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from high school in 1968, he enlisted in the US Navy. […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: CLIFFORD BUTLER

BUTLER, DURING HIS TIME IN SERVICE. Clifford Butler is a Bell Guard with the Honor Bell Foundation. Hailing from Texas, he served in both the Army and the Air Force. In the Army, he served for six years in the Army of Occupation after World War II in Germany. After the Army, he spent 16 […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: JOE DEMPSEY

JOE DEMPSEY, AT RIGHT, WITH ANOTHER VETERAN PREPARING TO TOLL THE HONOR BELL ON THE CENTENARY OF THE ARMISTICE OF WORLD WAR ONE. “Every veteran past and present, draftee or volunteer, gave up part of their lives; went places, and did things people their age who did not serve will never understand. They lost brothers […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: DANIEL “PADDY” MCCUTCHON

PADDY MCCUTCHON AT A BELL HONORS EVENT IN 2018. Paddy McCutchon is one of our longest-serving Bell Guards. He grew up all across the country, starting in Texas and moving through Virginia, Colorado, and Kansas. Serving in the Air Force, he called Washington state his home. While in the USAF, he worked in Space Operations, […]

BELL GUARD PROFILE: DAVID EARP

EARP, AT LEFT, DEPLOYED IN THE MIDDLE EAST. David Earp is our Director of Bell Honors. He supervises our team of dedicated Bell Guards, making sure that the bell is tolled for every veteran whose family has requested Bell Honors. David comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the Army, including time […]