Lasting Tributes To Lost Military Soldiers – Our Heros
Veteran urns offer an extra special way to memorialize the American heroes who have served our military so honorably. Veteran urns are typically much more than the traditional storage container for a loved-one’s cremation ashes. Veteran urns capture the strength and patriotic spirit of a veteran’s military service. Veteran urns assure that a person’s life-long passion for America can be invoked, and remembered, for decades, and even centuries, to come. Families who memorialize their loved-ones with veteran ash urns can be assured that their cherished memories will be tied for the ages to all that makes America the powerful, historic, great land that it is.
While veteran urns are designed to capture enduring spirit of the American military, they are also carefully built to allow families to participate in all of the history of traditional urns, a popular way to memorialize the dead for centuries. Veteran urns often follow molds that are reminiscent of any number of ancient cultures, such as the Ancient Greeks who made cremation urns from a special type of urn called a lekythos.
Like all urns, veteran urns are usually elaborately decorated to bring back the memories and emotions that have inspired a number of great urn-related literary works over the centuries. Fans of John Keats’s classic poem “Ode to a Grecian Urn,” for example, will relate as well to veteran urns as to their traditional cousins.
Veteran urns are specifically designed and decorated to follow important military and patriotic themes. They often invoke the timeless themes of freedom, liberty, courage and the strength of a united spirit. The American flag, bald eagles, and other patriotic symbols are typical components of the design of veteran urns. And many veteran urns also include military medallions that represent the military branch served by the person memorialized.
Veteran urns, like all urns, can be made in a wide variety of materials and styles. Veteran urns can be made of wood, bronze, metal, marble, glass, or ceramic, and veteran urns be personalized with particularly appropriate scenes and symbols that capture the patriotic spirit of the deceased. There are even flag case urns, which are outfitted with a special pedestal that acts as the urn to preserve and protect the final essence of a lost soldier or veteran. The decor of veteran urns can speak volumes about the patriotism exhibited by the person memorialized. This, accordingly, helps veteran urns assure that precious family and American memories stay alive for generations to come.
For centuries, people of nearly every culture have found special ways to honor and preserve the brave spirit of their warrior heroes. And veteran urns give Americans a way to participate in that age-old tradition. Veteran urns have long served the double duty of preserving the memory of the individual veteran along with the, perhaps even more important, patriotic qualities that the veteran displayed. Veteran urns are, accordingly, among the most complex, beautiful, memorial tools the world has known, or ever will know. Though they have the same basic purpose of traditional urns storing the ashes of the deceased veteran urns can be exponentially more meaningful.