The Verdin Co., a Cincinnati manufacturer, is casting a bell designed specifically to honor fallen veterans. The idea behind the Honor Bell, the first of its kind, is for it to be tolled after each veteran's funeral. Artifacts like Purple Hearts and dog tags were collected from veterans to become part of the bell. The ultimate goal is to have Honor Bells at every federal cemetery in the country. The 1,000 lbs. bell is expected to take three days to complete, and then will be shipped to Colorado. Watch the Honor Bell being cast and its being broken out of the mold on the Verdin Co. website. Learn about the Honor Bell Foundation on its website.
For more on honoring veterans and Memorial Day, visit the Military.com Memorial Day page.