A NATIONAL TRIBUTE TO BIG FALLEN HEROES! 

                                                   

    2019  Memorial Wall Program

Each year during the Blacks In Government (BIG) Annual National Training Institute (NTI), BIG hosts a celebration to honor and recognize members who have passed since the previous NTI. This year's Memorial Wall theme, “BIG is Trying To Tell You Something” celebrates the tireless work and accomplishments of those honorees who couldn’t sleep at night because there was so much work in the fight against inequality and racism in the government. In responding to the call, these members were engaged in activities supporting professional development and giving back to the their community. These heroes and sheroes are a testament of what can be done when “we” hear what BIG is trying to tell us.  

In preparation for this event, the attached Memorial Wall Recognition Form should be forwarded to your local Chapter President or Regional Council President.  A separate form should be completed for each member of our BIG  family who transitioned after August 12, 2018. In order to recognize our beloved members at this year’s Memorial Wall program forms should be returned to First Vice President, Dr. Jesse Sharpe, at jesse.sharpe@verizon.net, and the Honorable Leonard T. Stone, at  mrlen@att.net, no later than July 15, 2019. The program will be held in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, August 7, from 7– 8 pm.    

Please contact First Vice President, Dr. Jesse Sharpe at jesse.sharpe@verizon.net or 240-447-9642 for more information.
                                                                                 
                                                                                      Download Memorial Wall Form

                                                         First Vice President: Dr. Jesse Sharpe



               

                
 

Honoring the passing of BIG members is an annual event that takes place during BIG’s National Training Institute each year. This year’s theme; ““Honor me not by mourning my death, but celebrating my life” characterizes the love, honor and respect we have for our members and their dedicated service to our organization. During this event we will look back on revered and sacred moments of love and support for the members that are now in their final resting place and have gone on to be with the lord.

 

The Blacks In Government, National Training Institute, 2015 Memorial Wall Program will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., at Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando Florida 32819.  This event will honor our beloved members who have passed on since last year’s 2014 BIG Memorial Wall program. 

 

Please submit the attached Information Request Form along with a photo of the deceased no later than June 22, 2015 to Mr. Billy J. Hill, Chair, at EmergingBIG@gmail.com.

 

NOTE:  Please ensure that all forms are approved by either the Chapter or Regional Council President.  Thanks for your support and dedication in ensuring that BIG’s Fallen Heroes will be memorialized in this year’s program.