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HONOR BELL TOLLS ITS 3,000TH BELL HONOR FOR VETERANS

April 5th was a typical Colorado spring day. While it was breezy, the sun broke through the clouds to remind us that warmer days were ahead. Despite the chill, a small crowd gathered at Fort Logan National Cemetery’s Committal Shelter A to pay tribute to a loved one whose time had come. After the funeral […]

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 […]

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, […]

PAY IT FORWARD: SPONSOR BELL HONORS FOR VETERANS

MEMBERS OF THE BELL GUARD PREPARE TO RENDER BELL HONORS FOR A DECEASED VETERAN AT FORT LOGAN NATIONAL CEMETERY The Honor Bell tolls free of charge at veteran funeral and memorial services, helping to recognize the service and sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform. Their families, comrades, and community appreciate the recognition […]

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 HONORS TO RESUME AT FORT LOGAN

The Honor Bell has not tolled at Fort Logan National Cemetery since March 13, and we are heartbroken to realize how many veterans have been laid to rest in the interim without honors or had their memorial delayed. We are very pleased to share with you that Bell Honors will resume at Fort Logan on […]

HONOR BELL #2 CAMPAIGN KICKOFF A SUCCESS

We kicked-off the campaign to bring an Honor Bell to the Colorado Springs community late last month at Elks Lodge #309. Over 100 people attended the event, which included a presentation on the Honor Bell’s mission, how the Foundation’s programs support veterans and their families, and information on how to get involved. “We’ve been hearing […]

DANIELS FUND ISSUES $25,000 DONATION CHALLENGE

DOUBLE THE POWER OF YOUR DONATION Forging a 1,000-pound Honor Bell is a big task, but it just got a little easier: The Daniels Fund will contribute $25,000 towards the creation of our second Honor Bell if our supporters donate $25,000 too. You know how much it would mean to the veterans in Colorado Springs […]

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 […]

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 […]