2022 Memorial Wall Program Theme "Fought The Good Fight, Finished The Course and Kept The Faith"

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. The 2022 Memorial celebrates the tireless work and accomplishments of those honorees who couldn’t sleep at night because they 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 with faith, dedication  and THINKING BIG. 

The 2022 Memorial Wall Program will take place during our 43rd  Annual National Training Institute. The program will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m. in Ballroom A&B at the Huntington Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.

For further information please contact National First Vice President, Deena Sheppard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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.