Our Mission is to pay our respects to those that have served and those that are currently serving. To show them we value their service and have not forgotten them. To bring awareness to those around us of the courage and selflessness of these brave men and women. The 10th annual National Armed Forces FreedomRide – Colorado this year benefits Honor Bell Foundation in memory of Lou Olivera.
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Since casting the Honor Bell in 2016, we have rendered Bell Honors at over 1,100 funerals and 150 public and school events. Our activities would not be possible without our volunteers. Please join us to thank them and celebrate their service. A special screening of Taking Chance will also take place.
Come join us at the West Metro Veterans Fair on Tuesday September 25th from 11-3 to learn more about the Honor Bell, the Bell Guard, and volunteer opportunities on the Guard and within the Foundation! Free BBQ will be served. We'll be attending along with over 40 other veteran non-profit organizations! You can learn about veterans' benefits, counseling services, health care options, housing opportunities, and more. Flu shots and hepatitis screenings will be available at no cost.
Plus, there's free BBQ!
Please bring a non-perishable food item to support our friends at the Volunteers of America Bill Daniels Veteran Center.
Did we mention the free BBQ? See you there.
Join us as we dedicate The Honor Bell to those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Events will include a display of Bell Honors, performed by the Bell Honor Guard, a chance to see The Honor Bell in person, and to find out more about the Bell and its mission to create a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute.
Be a witness to history as the Artifact donor families and the Honor Bell Foundation commit the very first Honor Bell to service at Fort Logan and it tolls there for the first time.
The Honor Bell and its Tolling Party will be a part of the ceremonies celebrating and honoring those who served our country. Learn more about The Honor Bell, the meaning behind its symbolism and use, and about the Bell Honor Guard.
The Colorado Freedom Memorial has invited us to take part in their annual Memorial Day ceremonies. Please join us as we help to honor Colorado's military servicemembers who have been killed in action since Colorado became a state in 1876. Witness a Bell Honors Ceremony, learn more about the Memorial, The Honor Bell, the meaning behind its symbolism and use, and about the Bell Honor Guard.
Join us as we bring the newly-cast Honor Bell from the foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio to its home in Denver, Colorado.
We will be visiting four National Cemeteries between the Ohio River Valley and the Front Range.
We will be providing the transport of The Honor Bell—now a magnificent instrument ready to honor those who have served and sacrificed, and forged with the aforementioned artifacts—the tour departs Ohio for its journey home to Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver. The Honor Bell vehicle again is the center of all activities as the Bell is displayed and tolled using our customized slide system.
The route will take us through five states with stops at four National Cemeteries—again escorted by veterans and patriots from local motorcycle organizations. At the cemeteries, we will perform the Bell Honors ceremony, tolling the Honor Bell for all those interred there.
On the last day of the Tour, May 24, 2016, we enter Colorado and the last leg home. The day begins at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado; then a stop in Pueblo to visit the Center for American Values; Colorado Springs, and finally we end where we began, at the Colorado Freedom Memorial.
We will be visiting a number of cities and towns on our way back to Colorado, including stops and Bell Honors Ceremonies at five National Cemeteries. Download a detailed itinerary here.
7:30 AM: Inaugural tolling by Foundation staff and veterans; news coverage, available for interviews
Verdin Company, 3900 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
3:30 PM: Tolling ceremony at Cincinnati Reds/Seattle Mariners baseball game
prior to National Anthem, approximately 3:50 PM
Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Wy., Cincinnati, Ohio
9:00 PM: Rest Over Night
8:10 AM: Depart Springfield, Illinois
8:30 AM: Bell Honors Ceremony
Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Rd, Springfield, Illinois
11:30 AM: Rest Stop
Fast Trip Convenience Store, 727 W Springfield Rd., Sullivan, Missouri
2:30 PM: Bell Honors Ceremony
Springfield National Cemetery, 1702 E Seminole St, Springfield, Missouri
3:45 PM: Rest Stop
Whole Hog Café, 224 W Sunshine St., Springfield, Missouri
5:00 PM Rest Over Night
Kansas City, Missouri
8:15 AM: Bell Honors Ceremony, Depart
Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd, Leavenworth, Kansas
10:45 AM: Rest Stop
Sapp Brothers, 1913 Lacy Drive, Junction City, Kansas
1:15 PM: Rest Stop
Hays, KS; specific location on the fly
3:00 PM: Rest Stop
Mitten Truck Stop, Hwy 40 E, Oakley, Kansas
4:45 PM: Rest Stop
Sinclair Gas, 44882 US Hwy 40, Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
6:15 PM (Approximate): Arrival at Kansas-Colorado State Line
US Highway 40
6:30 PM: Rest Over Night
8:00 AM: Depart Lamar, Colorado
8:30 AM: Bell Honors Ceremony
Ft Lyon National Cemetery, 15700 County Road HH, Las Animas, Colorado
11:15 AM: Bell Honors Ceremony
Pueblo Convention Center, Medal of Honor Memorial site; 320 Main St., Pueblo, Colorado
1:00 PM Bell Honors Ceremony
Colorado Springs; specific location tbd
3:15 PM End of Tour
Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St, Aurora, Colorado
Join us as we shepherd twelve military artifacts to the Honor Bell's foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We will be providing a transport of dignified military artifacts by roadway in the customized Honor Bell vehicle. These service related artifacts (dog tags, medals, badges, etc.) belonged to twelve deceased veterans from Colorado. The artifacts are sealed in a custom made (by a veteran owned business) display case that is secured on the slide until the Bell is cast.
Riders and drivers from patriotic and veteran support groups such as the Patriot Guard Riders, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, and Rolling Thunder will accompany the customized Honor Bell vehicle and ride along to show their support and ensure the dignified transport of the artifacts. At each state line we will conduct a brief ceremony to hand off the artifacts from the custody of one state group to another. These ceremonies, though brief, will be carried out with the reverence deserved for such items. The route will be direct along I-70 with a brief stop in Ellis, KS.
The tour is scheduled to begin early morning on May 7, 2016 at the Colorado Freedom Memorial and arrive in Cincinnati late in the day on May 8. We will have an official welcome ceremony at the foundry prior to the casting on May 9. The mold will be broken on May 12 revealing the Bell and preparing it for tuning, polishing, and mounting.
The tour will be a straight line route, with brief hand-over ceremonies near each border.
7:00 AM: Departure Ceremony
Colorado Freedom Memorial, 756 Telluride St., Aurora Colorado
10:15 AM: Dignified Transfer, Colorado to Kansas
Goodland Travel Info Center, I-70 East Milepost 7, Goodland, Kansas
1:45 PM: Awareness Event
5:00 PM: Rest Stop
I-70 East Milepost 310, Manhattan, Kansas
7:30 PM: Dignified Transfer, Kansas to Bell Honor Guard, Overnight Stop
Missouri Welcome Center 4010 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, Missouri*
6:30 AM: Dignified Transfer, Bell Honor Guard to Missouri
Missouri Welcome Center 4010 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, Missouri
9:15 AM: Rest Stop
I-70 East Milepost 167, Montgomery City, Missouri
11:45 AM: Dignified Transfer, Missouri to Illinois
Silver Lake Rest Area, 1-70 East Milepost 27, Highland, Illinois
3:00 PM: Dignified Transfer, Illinois to Indiana
West Terre Haute Welcome Center, I-70 East Milepost 1, West Terre Haute, indiana
5:30 PM: Dignified Transfer, Indiana to Ohio
Batesville Rest Area, I-74 East, Milepost 151, Batesville, Indiana
6:45 PM: Dignified Transfer, Ohio to Bell Honor Guard
Verdin Company, 2021 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
New Funeral Honor for Veterans Available
Funeral Directors: Please join us Wednesday, April 20th at 11:30am to learn about a new funeral honor for deceased veterans. The Honor Bell Foundation has created a new and unique, reverent ceremony to be conducted at the funerals of deceased military service members, veterans, and those killed in action who will be buried at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.
The founding principle of the Honor Bell Foundation, Inc., is to provide the opportunity for the rendering of a respectful, final honor at military funerals and memorial services. This will be accomplished with the tolling of a bell—The Honor Bell—in a manner based in tradition and respect. This practice, known as Rendering Bell Honors, will be the last sound heard at a funeral and will toll with an understated, solemn, and clear tone.
Bell Honors will be performed using The Honor Bell, a unique 1,000-pound instrument cast specifically for tolling at military committal, interment, and memorial services. The Bell Honor Guard, comprised of veterans, will render Bell Honors in a tradition known as the "ancient tolling method," a perfect complement to the beauty of military rites. After the folded flag of the United States of America is presented to the next of kin, the Bell Honor Guard will provide a tribute of dignity, honor and respect with the seven solemn tolls of The Honor Bell for the person who was willing to sacrifice their all.
Learn more about this special, free service available to military and veteran families Wednesday, April 20th. A complimentary lunch will be provided.
Date: Wednesday April 20th Time: 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Daniels Fund, 101 Monroe St, Denver, CO 80206*
Contact: Michelle Mallin, 303-717-6974
*Daniels Fund has a free guest parking lot located at First Avenue and Madison Street, just to the west of the building. The gate will open automatically without a code.
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Please join us March 24, 2016 for a very special evening of honor.
Honor Bell Foundation is creating a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute.
We will do this with The Honor Bell, a 1,000-pound bronze bell cast with artifacts from Colorado’s military servicemen and women, and rung by Colorado’s veterans at graveside and memorial services. These artifacts include service related items—dog tags, medals, badges—earned by veterans of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah and donated by their families to be included in the Bell.
When the Bell is cast in May of 2016, these items will be dropped into the molten bronze making the Honor Bell truly “forged from honor.” When the Bell tolls in memoriam, the legacy of those veterans will forever ring. As a guest on March 24, you will learn about The Honor Bell, see a demonstration of the Bell Honors Ceremony, and witness the reverent dedication of these artifacts into our care.
We will also have a complimentary screening of the film, Taking Chance. In 2004, US Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl volunteered to provide dignified escort for the body of 19-year-old U.S. Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyoming. He wrote an essay on his experience which was made into this poignant film. Michael Strobl will be our honored guest and speaker for the event.
You will not want to miss this unique event and learn of Honor Bell Foundation’s vision to honor all those who have served and sacrificed.
Help us shape the future of military funeral honors! See a presentation about the Honor Bell Foundation, its mission, programs, and a full-size replica of The Honor Bell. Learn about the Bell Honor Guard and how you can be a part of this elite group. See a demonstration of the Bell Honors Ceremony, and enjoy a meal and the camaraderie of your fellow veterans. All veterans are welcome.
The event will be held at AutoNation Chevrolet North, at 7320 Broadway in Denver (map)
We are excited to have you be an important part of the Honor Bell. Please join us on February 25th and help us shape the future of the Bell Honor Guard.
Each year around Veterans Day, Fat Jack’s Supersubs throws a party. And this year, they are donating proceeds from their event to the Honor Bell Foundation! Join all of us at VFW Post #1 in Denver for a great time, including live music, good food, and drinks too! Suggested donations of $20 will be accepted, benefitting the Honor Bell Foundation’s programs. Join us on Saturday November 14th starting at 4:00 pm! Find your way to the event here.
Music begins at 5:30 with Denver's own Rastasaurus followed by Carmelita's Lovers and others. Skunk River BBQ will be smoking up ALOT of their delicious pork so come hungry! Beer will be provided by Spangalang Brewery, TRVE brewing, and Tivoli Brewing Company.
ADVANCE DONATIONS/TICKETS FOR THE HOPS AND HEROES EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
Please make your donations at the door. See you there!
We’ll be telling the story of the Honor Bell and its vital mission to support our military and first responder communities all weekend at the Western Conservative Summit, June 26th through 28th. We’ll be at booth T29, with the replica Bell and lots of information on our Bell Honors and Veterans Outreach Programs. If you’re attending the conference, stop by and say hello!
Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery has invited us to take part in their annual Memorial Day Weekend events. We’ll be in the tent near the main entrance, just south of the Pavilion of Reflection with a replica of the Honor Bell.
Some notable events on Saturday include an appearance by former sentinel and relief commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tom Tudor at 11am and 12:30pm, a performance by the Queen City Jazz Band at 7pm, and fireworks at 9pm! Come by and say hello!
You are cordially invited to attend a special screening of
to benefit the Honor Bell Foundation
December 27, 2014 11:00 A.M.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
7301 S Santa Fe Dr., Unit #850, Littleton, CO 80120
ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED. PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
- 1 VIP ticket to the Benefit Screening
- Buffet Brunch (begins at 10:30)
- Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks in the theater
- Professional keepsake photo with The Bell replica
- 1 VIP ticket to the Benefit Screening
- Seating in the VIP Theater
- Complimentary popcorn and soft drinks in the theater
- 1 ticket to the Benefit Screening
Guests may also purchase food and drink from the Alamo menu for dining in theater.
Please consider purchasing tickets to sponsor disabled veterans or active duty servicemen.
Honor Bell Foundation merchandise will be available for a suggested donation in the lobby before and after the screening.
JOIN US FOR AN OPEN HOUSE EVENT TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN TO CAST THE HONOR BELL.
The Bell will honor fallen military service members, first responders and veterans with a solemn tolling at the conclusion of military burial honors. This 37-inch wide, 990-pound bell will be cast in May, 2015 with your help.
You are invited to learn more about The Honor Bell and its mission at an open house event on November 9 at Elks Lodge 2278 in Arvada, Colorado. You will have the opportunity to meet our team and view a replica of the Bell. There will be a brief speaking program and light refreshments. There is no charge to attend the event, but guests are encouraged to make donations and become inaugural members of the Bell Team.
For more information on the event please contact Michelle at 720.583.3904.