2018  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 the Memorial Wall Program's theme is: "Ubuntu: I Am, Because We Are.”  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 20, 2017.  In order to recognize our beloved members all forms should be returned to First Vice President, Jesse Sharpe, at jesse.sharpe@verizon.net, and the Honorable Leonard T. Stone, at  mrlen@att.net. The form must be returned no later than July 6, 2018 for the individual to be included in this year’s NTI program which will be held in New Orleans, on Wednesday, August 15, from 7 pm – 8 pm.   

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


                                                       First Vice President: Mr. 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.