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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 […]

REMEMBERING D-DAY

 75 years ago Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, taking the German Army by surprise and turning the tide of the war in Europe. Over 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of heavily fortified coastline, with supporting action to debilitate and cut off Axis front-line elements […]

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: 75 YEARS AGO, TODAY.

Today we honor those lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor, which occurred on this date 75 years ago. At 7:55am local time, Japanese fighter planes began strafing, torpedoing, and bombing the Pacific Fleet. The attack would continue for 110 minutes. A total of 2,403 U.S. servicemen were killed, and 1,178 were wounded. Eighteen ships would be […]

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 […]

CHARLES ADAMS, JR.’S HONOR BELL ARTIFACT

ADAMS IN UNIFORM CHARLES ADAMS’ PILOT WINGS Charles E. Adams Jr. was born in New Orleans, Lousiana on September 22, 1919. He joined the Army in 1942 and transferred to the Air Corps at Santa Ana, California. After Primary flight school and Twin Engine Advance, he graduated in the class of 43-G.  He flew P-38s at […]

A VET’S STORY: BILL DANIELS

BILL DANIELS ON THE WING OF A GRUMMAN F8F BEARCAT. As a pioneer in cable television, Robert W. “Bill” Daniels left a large footprint on the landscape of Colorado business and industry after a distinguished career as a Naval aviator. Bill was born in Greeley, Colorado, in 1920. As a child, Bill and the Daniels family […]