Throughout the week surrounding Veterans Day the Honor Bell could be found across the Front Range, from Colorado Springs, to Gilpin County, to the University of Denver, and Golden. We helped to honor the first veterans interred at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, told schoolchildren about the importance of respecting veterans’ service, participated in numerous ceremonies surrounding the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, and saluted our veteran volunteers. Read on for images and stories from our busy 2018 Veterans Week.Read More
Come join us as we celebrate and honor the heart and soul of the Honor Bell Foundation: our volunteers. In addition to saluting our volunteers, we will have a complimentary screening of the film, Taking Chance.Read More
The Honor Bell will be making appearances and participating in events honoring our nation's deceased veterans throughout the Denver Metro Area this weekend. All are free, and open to the public. We would love to see you!Read More
In just a week's time the Honor Bell team will be in Cincinnati, Ohio to cast the Honor Bell! We are driving the artifacts from Colorado to Ohio May 7–8, and casting them with the rest of the bell's bronze into the mold on the 9th. After the Bell has cooled, the mold broken away from it, and mounted onto its custom-built tray, we will bring it home May 21-24.
Join us on some or all of the journey! For details, visit our event page.
We are fortunate to have so many great organizations, from so many different industries, supporting the mission of The Honor Bell Foundation. These sponsors have provided logistical, in-kind, and monetary support to ensure that the Foundation can carry out 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.
Our Forged From Honor Artifact Dedication Event will bring together military medals, dog tags, and other artifacts from a dozen deceased service members, which will be melted down and incorporated into The Honor Bell when it is cast in May. This will make the Bell truly "Forged From Honor." These artifacts represent conflicts from World War II through Operation Enduring Freedom, and come from all five branches of service. They represent a wide range of military experiences, from Medal of Honor recipients to reservists. This all-encompassing group symbolizes the Bell's mission to provide a final honor for all veterans.
These sponsors have come together to help make our artifact dedication event a success. Please join us in thanking them!
We are getting everything set for our Artifact Dedication Event on the 24th! The latest news: Tony Kovaleski, investigative journalist for KMGH Channel 7 in Denver, will be our Master of Ceremonies. His career has included on-scene reporting from New York City in the aftermath of 9/11, the foiled plot of an Aurora man to bomb New York's subway, and a documentary that exposed a lack of on-site ambulances at Denver International Airport—a situation that changed after his report.
Join us at Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery in Wheat Ridge this weekend as we honor and celebrate those who served and sacrificed. We’ve been invited to be a part of Crown Hill’s annual event, and will be there all weekend. Get details here, and stop in to say hi!
Thanks to everyone who attended our December screening of Unbroken, we raised funds for and awareness of the Honor Bell and its unique mission to honor veterans and first responders. The Villager wraps up coverage of the event here.
Check out some images from the event below.
Please join us in thanking Liberty Mutual Insurance for being a sponsor for our special screening of the film UNBROKEN.
Liberty Mutual Insurance provides auto, home, and life insurance nationwide. Join them in supporting the Honor Bell Foundation with the purchase of a ticket to UNBROKEN, or by making a donation today.