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WHAT VETERANS DAY MEANS TO ME: NANCY ABBOTT

ROBERT ABBOTT, JR. BOB AND NANCY ABBOTT WITH THEIR FAMILY Veterans Day is special to me. My husband Bob was a true veteran, and he would participate in various ceremonies whenever possible. Our daughter, a music teacher in an elementary school, coordinates a program there. They invite veterans to come for breakfast, and the children do […]

THE HONOR BELL IS REVEALED

This morning the Honor Bell was released from its mold at the Verdin Foundry. Members of military artifact donor Robert Abbott Jr.’s family along with Honor Bell Foundation staff took part in helping to knock the sandy matrix away from the bronze bell (with a lot of assistance from experienced Verdin craftsmen and their jackhammers). […]

ROBERT ABBOTT, JR.’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACTS

Robert R. Abbott Jr was born on August 5, 1941 in Bloomsburg, PA.  He enlisted in the Coast Guard in September of 1962. One of his tours was in Anchorage, Alaska, and was on duty as a radioman when the earthquake of March 27, 1964 hit. He spent time in St. Louis, Missouri doing duty on […]