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.
“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.
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
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.