“I went in as a punk, and came out a man,” said Bill Hempel. His service to our country and the meaning of Veterans Day is talked about by his family here.Read More
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. We are a Colorado nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation based in Denver. Our primary purpose is to provide a unique funeral honor for Colorado’s deceased military veterans through the slow ringing, known as tolling, of a ceremonial bell. The foundation also will provide veteran outreach and community education.