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In the Community

Whether it's through community events, volunteering, or media appearances, we're always looking for ways to get involved in the community! Keep an eye out for our next event and join our movement for a new vision for Richmond! 

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June 2024

Juneteenth Celebration

Monumental Honor participated in Henrico County's annual Juneteenth Celebration at Dorey Park. Thank you to all who participated! 

June 2024

D-Day Art Competition

Monumental Honor partnered with the Virginia War Memorial and the West Point Society of Richmond to host an art competition on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Congrats to Sydney Harrison, a local student, who claimed the $500 top prize for her work, titled "Reflections of the Brave."

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May 2024

Memorial Day Celebration

For the second year in a row, Monumental Honor joined Governor Youngkin at the Virginia War Memorial's Memorial Day celebration. MH's founder, Ian Berry, also spoke at the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veteran's Affinity Group Memorial Day event in Washington, DC. 

March 2024

Laps 2 Honor Walkathon

Monumental Honor hosted the second annual Laps 2 Honor walkathon at Byrd Park. The event aligned with National Medal of Honor Day, and was an opportunity to honor Richmond's local Medal of Honor Recipients. Thanks to all who joined us! Click here to read the story on CBS News!  

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March 2024

Main Street Mural Project

We partnered with the Richmond Mural Project, and renowned local artist Ham Glass, to paint a mural at 1903 W Main Street! The mural depicts four local Medal of Honor Recipients alongside symbolic images of Richmond. Click here to read the Channel 6 news story about our newest addition to the Richmond public arts! 

March 2024

Thomas Jefferson High School

Monumental Honor visited Jimmie Monteith's alma mater and met with TJHS's Principal, Crystal Potee, to discuss the school's esteemed heritage. This is part of our mission to engage with the city and educate generations to come! 

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March 2024

Adopt-a-Road Volunteering

Team Monumental Honor returned to keep our "adopted" section of Route 5 clean and beautiful! This is our longest-running quarterly volunteering event, and it's just one of the ways that we're committed to giving back to Richmond! 

February 2024

Wreaths Across America Radio

Monumental Honor's President, Ian Berry, chats with Wreaths Across America Radio about our growth over the past year and the upcoming Laps2Honor event. Click the link here to listen on Soundcloud!

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February 2024

Partnership with VFW Post 6364

Monumental Honor recently met with VFW Post 6364 President, Mike Purcell. The VFW is a nonprofit organization that supports local veterans initiatives. We're always looking to partner with fellow nonprofits as part of our mission to unite and develop the city of Richmond! 

January 2024

Forest Lawn Cemetery 

Monumental Honor visited the Forest Lawn Cemetery to clean up and restore Jimmie Monteith's memorial. LT Monteith was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Monumental Honor was founded to share his inspiring story with the world!   

Adopt a Road trash pick up at the Powhatan Beaty Memorial Bridge on VA Route 5

December 2023

Adopt-a-Road Volunteering

Team Monumental Honor braved the chilly December weather and kicked off our annual in-person board meeting by picking up litter along VA Route 5. This is our third volunteer outing since April - together we're keeping this road a true Virginia Scenic Byway! 

November 2023

Virginia Humanities Grant

We are thrilled to receive a grant from Virginia Humanities to support our mural project in downtown Richmond! Our mural will contribute to Richmond's booming public art movement and share the legacy of our heroic Medal of Honor Recipients! 

Virginia Humanities grant
Adopt a Road trash pick up at the Powhatan Beaty Memorial Bridge on VA Route 5

August 2023

Adopt-a-Road Volunteering

The Monumental Honor team returned to the Powhatan Beaty Memorial Bridge to pick up litter and honor the legacy of this MoH Recipient. This will be a quarterly event, so keep an eye out for our next volunteer opportunity! 

June 2023

Juneteenth Celebration

Monumental Honor joined the Henrico County's Juneteenth Celebration at Dorey Park. It was an honor sharing our story with all those who attended!

Juneteenth Celebration at Dorey Park in Richmond
Memorial Day celebration with Governor Youngkin

May 2023

Memorial Day Celebration

Monumental Honor joined Governor Youngkin at the Virginia War Memorial's Memorial Day Celebration to honor all those who died serving our country. 

May 2023

Mindful Memorial Day

We participated in Mindful Memorial Day at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. This reflective event honors the fallen warriors who died post-9/11. 

Memorial Day 2023
Adopt a Road trash pickup at the Powhatan Beaty Memorial Bridge

April 2023

Adopt-a-Road Volunteering

Monumental Honor adopted the Powhatan Beaty Memorial Bridge in Richmond. Thanks to our team for helping to honor the legacy of this Richmond Medal of Honor Recipient!

March 2023

Ten 2 Honor Walk-a-thon

Over 200 people joined us to celebrate the National Medal of Honor Day at Byrd Park in Richmond, VA! Participants walked ten laps around the park to honor each local Recipient. 

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Ernest Dervishian's family being recognized at a Richmond basketball game

February 2023

Dervishian Day

Monumental Honor and the University of Richmond revived the 78-year old tradition of "Dervishian Day" to celebrate the homecoming of 2LT Ernest Dervishian, a WWII veteran who received the MoH. Monumental Honor honored Dervishian's family members during halftime of a UofR basketball game.  

September 2022

Op-ed in the Times-Dispatch

Richmond has an opportunity where monuments once stood. See our Op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch!

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Vietnam Veterans memorial

September 2022

'Wounds of War' Podcast

Monumental Honor's President, Ian Berry, talks to Jan Scruggs (founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DC) about our amazing team and his inspiration to start this project. [Click the link here to listen on Spotify.]

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