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Veterans Tributes 2018-06-07T18:52:23+00:00

HONORING THE PAST
SALUTING THE PRESENT
INSPIRING THE FUTURE

Verdin created The Veterans Tribute Towers as a lasting tribute to honor our veterans. In communities across the country, Veterans Tribute Towers honor the men and women who serve or have served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. The towers honor our past veterans, salute our current veterans, and inspire future veterans.

ABOUT VERDIN   |   OUR WORK

Taking time to remember

Verdin was founded in 1842 and has been creating veteran bells and bell towers since after World War II. It’s an important contribution from our president, Jim Verdin, and late CEO, Robert Verdin, Jr., who both served in the Army, and from our veteran employees and craftsmen who painstakingly create the cast bronze bells, clocks, carillons, and towers to honor all those who have served our country.

Veterans, Fire & Police Tribute Tower, Village of Evendale, OH

“THIS BELL WILL BE A VOICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY IN OUR TRIBUTES TO HONOR PAST, CURRENT, AND FUTURE VETERANS.”

TOM RICE, PRESIDENT, VETERANS TRIBUTE TOWER COMMITTEE, FORT WALTON BEACH, FL

The Veterans Tribute Towers installed and veteran bells ringing across the United States are powerful reminders of the sacrifice and dedication our veterans have made and continue to make for each and every one of us.

Marine Aviation Memorial Bell Tower

Veterans Memorial Park, Pensacola

The Marine Aviation Bell Tower pays tribute to those men and women of America who swore an oath to defend this nation by serving with Marine Aviation in all warfare specialties. The Memorial is dedicated to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service.

LET FREEDOM RING!

The Verdin Freedom Bell bears the official seals of all branches of the Armed Forces in the order of their founding. Beneath the seals are the words: “Honoring our Armed Forces past, present and future.” The bell also has fifty stars for each of our fifty states.

The Freedom Bell travels across America to allow Americans to ring the bell in honor of a family member or friend who has served or is serving in our Armed Forces, or to pay tribute to our Armed Forces.

HONORING OUR VETERANS

The dedication of the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders is extraordinary, and Verdin is humbled by their unceasing gift to veterans and their families, and their dedication to escort our veteran bells and towers from the Verdin factory to their final location. The Patriot Guard motorcycle riders make what would have been ‘just a delivery’ from Cincinnati, Ohio, a special time for our nation and communities to reflect on the sacrifices our veterans have given.

LONG TRADITION HONORING VETERANS

From the vision of a few veterans and the army of many to make it happen: the Veterans Tribute Tower installed at Fort Walton Beach’s Beal Memorial Cemetery is a powerful example of a community coming together to honor the sacrifice and dedication of our veterans in Florida.

The Spirit of Iowa
Tribute Bell

Iowa State Fair, Des Moines

Iowa State Fair attendees created The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell to honor Iowa Veterans. The two-day series of events allowed fairgoers to help create and ring the bell. Verdin led the on-site casting of the custom bell in its mobile bell foundry. The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell was unveiled, dedicated, and rung for the first time by the Iowa governor, Kim Reynolds. 

VETERAN TRIBUTE STORIES

Night casting: Spectacular Tribute

SPIRIT OF IOWA TRIBUTE BELL

The videos capture the magic of the night casting. Verdin has cast bells using the traveling foundry in over 118 communities across the country. The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell was cast and dedicated during Veterans Day community festivities by Verdin’s Bell Foundry On Wheels.

The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell

IOWA STATE FAIR, DE MOINES, IA

 Forged in front of onlookers at the Iowa State fair, the Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell fulfilled years’ work to honor veterans and raise money for those in need. The videos capture the spectacular night casting, the community, and the passion of two veterans who helped make it all happen. 

The casting of the first Honor Bell

HONOR BELL FOUNDATION, DENVER, CO

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Verdin partnered with The Honor Bell Foundation to add military artifacts of twelve deceased veterans to 2200-degree molten bronze. Verdin then cast a special 1000 pound bell. The Honor Bell was dedicated at Fort Logan National Cemetery, where it will live and toll as a final tribute to veterans.

Veterans, Police & Fire Fighters

VILLAGE OF EVENDALE

 The Village of Evendale, OH created a magnificent and lasting tribute to veterans, police, and fire fighters. The tower was created at the Verdin factory and delivered Using its one-of-a-kind “Bell Foundry on Wheels,” a special on-site casting event, Verdin enables the entire community to help create the custom bronze bell that will last generations, and to experience the casting of the bell. 

COMMUNITIES CREATE A LASTING TRIBUTE