I am writing on behalf of Honor Bell Foundation (http://www.honorbell.org/home). They are a partner agency here at the Bill Daniels Veteran Services Center and have requested our assistance in recruiting volunteers for them. I am contacting you because of your extensive contacts within the veteran community.
Since their very first funeral service last summer, they have tolled the bell at over 400 services, so they really need some help! They need another 8 to 10 volunteers to help out. The volunteers for the services must be veterans, must have transportation to Fort Logan cemetery, must own or be able to purchase black pants, shoes and belt and have a presentable appearance (Just need to be clean—facial hair/long hair is fine). The other parts of the uniform are provided. Alternatively, a veteran can wear the dress uniform of his/her branch of service or the uniform of the organization with which the veteran is affiliated. So, for example, the local veteran motorcycle club members who have done this wear their leathers. They want any veteran who wants to honor their fellow service men and women to feel welcome to do so. All training is provided on-site, so the volunteer just needs to show up shortly before the service. The commitment for each service is about an hour, sometimes less. All scheduling is done online, so it is helpful if the veteran has basic computer skills (although they can do it over the phone if necessary). Volunteer can do it as a one-time event or do it on an on-going basis. Fort Logan services are M-F from 8 to 4.
The tolling of the bell is a beautiful way to honor your fellow veterans as they are laid to rest. It is a profoundly moving experience both for the families of the deceased and the veterans who participate in this ceremony. This service is provided free of charge.
You may contact Lou Olivera at email@example.com or Michelle Mallin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or for any questions you have. Thank you so much for your assistance in this.