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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 […]

DANIELS FUND AWARDS OPERATIONAL GRANT TO HONOR BELL FOUNDATION

“We are proud to have the continuing support of the Daniels Fund, who helped get us started in 2015, and continues to believe in our mission as we move forward with our plans to extend our services farther throughout the state.” — Foundation Executive Director Michelle Mallin We are pleased to announce the Daniels Fund […]

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 […]

TRACY TURNER RETIRES AS DIRECTOR OF BELL HONORS

TRACY TURNER INSPECTING THE HONOR BELL PRIOR TO A BELL HONORS SERVICE FOR UNCLAIMED VETERAN REMAINS IN 2018. Tracy Turner, the Honor Bell Foundation’s first Director of Bell Honors, retired today. Turner, a 24-year Navy veteran, was selected by the foundation’s late founder Louis Olivera to serve in this critical position. Turner came to the […]

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The Honor Bell has been very busy this month, with 70 Bell Honors rendered, several appearances at schools throughout the Front Range, and more. Keep up with what we’re doing by subscribing to our monthly newsletter right here. If you already subscribe, share this post with a friend that you think might want to be […]

HONOR BELL FOUNDATION ROAD TOUR TO HONOR VETERANS

On May 21, 2016, the newly forged Honor Bell will depart Cincinnati, Ohio, for its home in Denver, Colorado. The first public Bell Honors Ceremony will be performed at Great American Ballpark during the Cincinnati Reds game for their Military Appreciation event. On the journey home to Denver, the Honor Bell will stop at four National Cemeteries to perform […]

HONOR BELL CASTING IN THE NEWS

SOME OF THE MEDIA AT THE HONOR BELL’S CASTING ON MONDAY. There has been interest in the Ohio press around the casting of the Honor Bell this week. Several news outlets helped to welcome the Bell’s artifacts to Cincinnati on Sunday, and there were more present at the casting on Monday. Here’s one of the stories […]

MEET FORGED FROM HONOR ARTIFACT DEDICATION EVENT MASTER OF CEREMONIES TONY KOVALESKI

We are getting everything set for our Artifact Dedication Event on the 24th! The latest news: Tony Kovaleski, investigative journalist for KMGH Channel 7 in Denver, will be our Master of Ceremonies. His career has included on-scene reporting from New York City in the aftermath of 9/11, the foiled plot of an Aurora man to bomb New York’s subway, […]

ANOTHER STEP FORWARD: OUR LOGO HAS BEEN TRADEMARKED!

OUR TRADEMARK REGISTRATION LETTER. Earlier this year Matthew Colagrosso and Isabel Zuniga, attorneys for Medtronic plc filed an application for trademark protection for the Foundation’s logo with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of their generous pro bono work for the Colorado Legal Services/Colorado Nonprofit Pro Bono Legal Group. They met with us to learn more […]