The guiding vision for our Foundation is: uniting veterans to honor their own, and fostering public appreciation for military service.
The Honor Bell Foundation’s mission is to create a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute.
Honor Bell Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation based in Denver. Its primary purpose is to provide a unique funeral honor for deceased military veterans through the slow ringing, known as tolling, of a ceremonial bell. The foundation also will provide veteran outreach and community education.
To accomplish this mission, the Foundation has produced and will toll the Honor Bell, to offer honors at the funerals of U.S. military veterans and personnel killed in action and to augment the dignity and respect that should be paid to those that have served our nation. In addition, the Bell will be used at public events, schools, and other opportunities to educate young people and the general public about the significance of dignity, honor and respect owed to our military and fallen heroes. A program regarding military service, the ceremony associated with funeral rites, and the sacrifice made by those who serve will be formulated for this purpose.