Purple Heart Urns for Veterans


The above is a thank you card I received for supporting a Kickstarter campaign by carpenter Michael Ross to buy materials for him to make 50 wooden urns for unclaimed remains Veterans for the “Missing In America” program.  He was inspired after watching a clip of the ceremony on his local news where the cremains were being interred in cardboard boxes and plastic bags and felt they deserved better.

The above picture on the left is one of the wooden urns he created for donation to Washington State Veterans Cemetery.   The wood is called “Purple Heart and it is from Central America.   The reason he chose this wood was that it was fitting because when a solider is injured, they get a purple heart.  100% of each donation goes toward materials to make the boxes.

In reality, Mr. Ross is the one that deserves the thank you card for donating his skills and his time to honor our forgotten and unclaimed Veterans.

For more information the video is posted below and to donate visit www.veteranurnswa.com.

 

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