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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 staff, Scouts, and members of the public to celebrate the unveiling of an exhibit about the Honor Bell this morning at Aurora’s Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. The exhibit features a pair of wall-mounted panels that tell the stories of the Honor Bell’s mission and the artifacts from 12 of Colorado’s deceased veterans that are a part of the bell. Between these panels resides the original model of the Honor Bell, created by Nick Trotter in 2014 as the Foundation was raising awareness and funds to cast the bell. The life-sized model rests on a wooden base, crafted by Sam Wells, an Eagle Scout candidate from Troop 324. The base features the insignias of our nation’s five military branches, and a folded flag. We are honored that the Veterans Administration is housing this piece of our history in a place where it can be seen by so many people, and help spread the word about the Honor Bell’s mission. Many thanks to Khristie Barker, Keith Harmon, and the exhibit design staff at the VA for helping to make this happen; to Nick Trotter for restoring the model to its original glory prior to exhibition; and to Sam Wells and his Troop for creating such a beautiful base for the bell model. The exhibit is located on the main floor of the Medical Center, along the west wall; please pay it a visit the next time you’re in the area.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELLE MALLIN, BOY SCOUT SAM WELLS, AND BELL MODEL CREATOR NICK TROTTER POSE WITH THE HONOR BELL EXHIBIT.
A DETAIL OF THE MODEL BASE.

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