Bell of Honor

Bells on the schoolhouse  Called us to learning

Bells clanged on the fire trucks   When something was burning

Bells on calliopes  Led the parade.

Alarm bells sounded  When we were afraid

Ringing bells in church steeples Called us to prayer

Bells in the towers Played songs for us there

Bells on our clocks  Tell us the hour

Bells on our ships  Signal time and alarms under power

Bells in the countryside  Bells on a sleigh ride

 Horns and bells in the city

Some are Loud noises. Others melodious and pretty

We danced to bells in our streets When the war was won

Our soldiers would come home

For that war The fighting was done.

Bells ring to celebrate And to command our attention

They peal, vibrate, toll and resonate  

This valuable historic invention.

The Bell of Honor is special And deserves our respect

It honors our heroes Who serve and protect

Like the Liberty Bell signaled Our new independence

The Bell of Honor is dedicated

To those serving our Freedom’s defenses

The Bell of Honor is for our heroes

Men and women who fought to defend our country

And the freedoms it wrought

It honors, too, our hometown heroes

Who protect us each day Fighting fires and crime

Emergency care on the way

They answer each call Braving risks unknown

The call of their country Or a call on the phone

Responding with training With dedication and speed

You can count on their commitment

To serve where there’s need.

So listen up America Hear the Bell of Honor ring

Salute and say, Thank you, God Bless you,

Of our Heroes we sing.

Dedication Poem by Jane Belau

Poet Laureate - Rochester, MN.

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Allan Johnson

Tim & Kathy Finucan

DAV Mayo Chapter 28

Kaye Corporation

Tim & Kathy Finucan 

Tee It Up for the Troops (Rochester)

Ducky Rendernick

Tee It Up for the Troops National

Mike & Bonnie Adams

Frank-Bonnie Kottschade -Army 544th Reserve

Tee It Up for the Troops  

Tune It Up for the Troops

Walmart  

McNeilus Steel Inc. 

McNeilus Properties LLC 

DAV #22-Joan Buske (Memory of Dick Rud)

Gillespie Sporting Goods Inc. 

Mn Disabled American Vet.-Mayo Chapter 28

Double Tree Rochester

Tee It Up For The Troops, Inc.  

Bear Creek Lutheran Church 

Spring Creek Motocross Inc.  

Cpl Curtis M. Swenson - KIA 

KLM Corporation (DBA Aluma)

Kaye Corporation 

Marlin & Judy Lloyd 

Carol (Ducky) Rendernick

George S. & Cheryl A. Wilson  

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Kenyon Veterans Color Guard Inc.

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Wanamingo Veteran Honor Guard

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Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard                      

Dale Wellik (Memory D Gehling)                        

Valerie Schember (Memory D. Schember)         

Darla Vieths (Memory V. Ekstrom)                      

Mantorville Field of Flags

Lon Buske

Kenyon Veterans Color Guard

Peter & Carol Hegseth

Byron American Legion

Wanamingo Veterans Honor Guard

Quamme Post 186

Joseph & Mary Ann Mulay

Hollandtown Volunteer Fire Dept.

Mantorville Field of Flags

Kenyon Veterans Color Guard

Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard

Lyle American Legion Post 105

Wayne Geary family

PCCTS Incorporated

Peter & Carol Hegseth 

Kenyon Veterans Color Guard

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Spring Creek Motocross

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American Legion Post 384

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Citzen State Bank

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Ellingson Companies

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Fahning & Assoc.

Freerksen Trucking

Greenwood Agency

Hodgman Drainage

Jorgenson Tire Services

KMTelcom 

Kuster Pro Shop

Lowell Auto Sales

NAPA

National Fleet Graphics

Peoples Service (Dale Wellick)

R & M Steel 

SOMINN (George McNeilus) 

Truck Acct Jeff Franzen

Kasson State Bank 

Canadian Honker 

Rochester City Delivery 

Sue Madden - State Farm

Frank N Stein

Scott Hodgman

Carin Minelli American Family

Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard

Randy & Pati Schranz

John Lane

Don & Maureen Sandmeyer 

David Mount

Tommy Carey

Tom Hexum 

Robert &Terri Perez

Derla Lehnherr

Double Eagle Indoor Golf Center 

Betty Janes (Memory of Darrel)

William Gustafson

Lee Palsak

Ione Danzinger

Dewitz Family (in Memory of Robert Dewitz)

Oakwood Cemeteries

Mary Lou McClamroch& family (Memory of Dale)

Lee Schoenrock 

Durbin & Diane Keene

Little Bob's Auto Body Center

Lesmeister Truck Center Inc.

American Legion Post #551 

Peter & Carol Hegseth

Kenyon Veterans Color Guard

American Legion Post 333

American Legion Post 330 (Rothie)

Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard

Karen Jennings 

Mr & Mrs. Wallace Aarsvold

Kasson American Legion Post 333 

Mahn Family Funeral Home Inc.

Randall & Pati Schranz 

Tommy Carey 

Spring Creek Motocross Inc. 

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McNeilus Steel Inc.

RCD/BE

Hodgeman Drainage Company Inc.

People Service

Ellingson Drainage Inc.

SOMINN Machinery Sales

RDM of Minnesota 

Citizens Bank of Hayfield 

KMTelecom

Energy Economics Inc.

Carin L Minelli Agency LLC 

Daniel's Restaurant

Wells Peterson Post #384

Gerald & Mary Fahning

Daniel Blasidell  

State Farm Insurance - Susan Madden 

Throndson Oil & LP Gas Company 

Rennings Flowers Inc.

Truck ACC, Inc

National Fleet Graphics LLC 

Kasson State Bank

Freerksen Enterprises, Inc.

Jorgenson's Tire Service

Paul J Donnay D.D.S

Dodge Center Sunshine Foods

DBA R&M Steel  

Lowell Olson's Auto Sales Inc.

Mike Adams

Timothy Finucan (Edward Jones)

Mike Parry 

American Legion Post #183 

Diane Petit 

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Darlene Quandt   (in honor of SSgt Patrick Zeigler)

Sharon Webb

Viola Nursery

Sally Schleeter

David Alme

Donald & Phyllis Werk 

Thomas & Catharine Miller

Jerry L. Williams 

Joseph Connell

Dr. Luis Bonilla - Honorarium 

Kim Furhmann (Remembering Their Sacrifices)

Soldiers Field Veteran's Memorial

 Erling Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

Tee it Up for the Troops

Linda Ottman (In Loving Memory of Leland)

Hayfield American Legion 

Hayfield Celebrations Inc. 

Wanamingo Veterans Honor Guard 

Kenyon Veterans Color Guard

Kasson American Legion Post 333 

Randy & Candice Braaten

Peter & Carol Hegseth

Quamme Post 186

Khe Sahn Veterans Inc.

Dale Wellick

American Legion Post #588

Valley Christian Center

Excel Pawn 

Mazeppa Veterans Honor Guard 

Aluma Employee Fund

American Legion Riders Post 425

VFW (Stary Yerka) Post 5727 

American Legion Post #183 

Rennings Flowers Inc. 

Laura Englund 

Luke T McGuire

The Printers

Shoot & Save Sports 

Gillespie Sporting Goods Inc.

Cathy Ellingson 

Dan & Michelle Beuch

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