|American Veteran wooden urns
I am Tom Jones, former officer of the Woodcrafters Club of Tampa. One of our
latest passions many members have been working on is wooden urns for indigent veterans.
Our project began after seeing a TV news story about them finding a veteran buried in a
cardboard box in the Florida Nation Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. We were shocked and
outraged to think that this disgraceful treatment was given to our Veteran Hero's.
I decided to do something about it and give them a dignified resting place. The Tampa
Bay Times Newspaper did a story on our club project in the Sunday August 26th 2012 issue.
The Times also made a great video that may be seen here
We would like to see more clubs across the county to join us in giving back to our veterans. Contact us for information in getting this project started.
The dimensions are approximately 9" long 7" wide and 6 3/4 high. The top is permanently attached and the bottom is screwed on. Below are some photos of some of the urns we made to give you some idea of what we are doing. I am trying to work with the Florida Dept of Veteran Affairs and the Veteran Service Officers. If you check on the internet for National Association of County Veteran Service Officers you will find phone numbers for them in your area. If I can help further please let me know.
I made some progress in locating ways to distribute the urns once they are finished. I made contact with the Director of the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell Fl and arranged to provide him with urns for indigent Veterans. This same thing could be done with any Director across the country. To find a National Cemetery in your area go to http://www.cem.va.gov/ at top click locations and you will see the ones in your area. If you have, any problems just let me know and I will be glad to help. My contact information is Tom Jones email@example.com.
Below are some pictures of some of the urns we have made for the indigent Veterans.
Donations are welcome to help us continue the most important work.