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HONOR BELL TOLLS FOR THE 2,000TH TIME, HONORING A WWII FORMER PRISONER OF WAR

We are grateful to his family for sharing these stories about his time in the service with us, and are always honored to help show dignity, honor, and respect by tolling the Honor Bell for those who have served our country. On November 21st we rendered Bell Honors for Sergeant Henry J. Cornellisson of the […]

HONOR BELL SHINES AT USAF-ARMY MATCHUP

We were thrilled to meet with football fans from across the nation before the US Air Force Academy / US Army football game this past weekend in Colorado Springs! Thanks to the Academy for hosting us and letting us share the stories of Duty, Honor, and Respect that the Honor Bell embodies.

HONOR BELL TOLLS FOR THE 1,000TH TIME AT A VETERAN’S FUNERAL

For the 1,000th time at Fort Logan National Cemetery, the Honor Bell was tolled at a veteran’s funeral service on Wednesday. Elio Joseph Tasin served as a Combat Infantry Rifleman in the Army during World War II. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions while serving in Europe. Tasin’s son, Paul, is a Navy […]

PROFILE OF A BELL HONOREE: ANNA MARSH

We have been performing Bell Honors for veterans with the Honor Bell nearly every day for the past six weeks and wanted to start sharing some stories of the veterans to which we have been paying tribute. This afternoon we tolled the Honor Bell for US Army veteran Anna Marsh. Ms. Marsh joined the US Army WAC […]

JOHN TOTH’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACTS

JOHN TOTH TOTH’S REGIMENTAL INSIGNIA PIN John F. Toth was born in Allentown Pennsylvania. In 1949, after graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army, doing his basic training in the Heavy Mortar Company at Fort Lewis Washington. Toth was due for discharge in August 1950 but when the Korean War started in June 1950, […]

MARTIN TANNE’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

MARTIN TANNE AND HIS MOTHER TANNE’S PURPLE HEART MEDAL Martin L. Tanne signed up for the Merchant Marine Radio Operator’s School to train and serve aboard ships shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Halfway through the course, however, he decided to enlist in the Army. He completed infantry training in 1943, and was part […]

GEORGE SAKATO’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

GEORGE SAKATO SAKATO’S COMMEMORATIVE COIN George Sakato was born in 1921, growing up in California. His family, concerned they would be interned by the government, moved to Arizona. Sakato joined the US Army in March 1944. He volunteered to be part of the all-Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team and was assigned to 3rd platoon, Company E, 2nd Battalion. The […]

RICHARD HAWKINS’ HONOR BELL ARTIFACTS

RICHARD HAWKINS THE ARTIFACTS DONATED BY THE HAWKINS FAMILY. Richard Hawkins was born 25 May, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. He always enjoyed sports and took up boxing at a young age. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943, and served as a machine gunner during World War II; towards the end of the war he […]

CHRIS FALKEL’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACTS

STAFF SERGEANT CHRIS FALKEL FALKEL’S SPECIAL FORCES CREST Chris was born on September 24, 1982 in Boston, Massachusetts, living for a time in Ohio and moving to Littleton, Colorado in 1992. Chris graduated from ThunderRidge High School in 2001. Falkel enlisted in the Army in fall of 2001. After basic training, he attended Airborne School […]

DAVID BUCKNAM’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

DAVID AND HIS WIFE, SUSAN, IN 1966. BUCKNAM’S SHARPSHOOTER BADGE WITH RIFLE BAR David Bucknam grew up in the Denver area, and had a passion for the outdoors which led him to backpack, climb, and explore every corner of Colorado’s wilderness. He met his future wife, Susan, as a member of the Colorado Mountain Club […]