Carving out a place for forgotten veterans

Carving out a place for forgotten veterans
Carving out a place for forgotten veterans (KHQ/NBC)

(KHQ) – A Washington state craftsman is using his skills to create final resting spots for the unclaimed remains of veterans.

Michael Ross started building the urns back in 2012 after seeing a ceremony on the local news where unclaimed veterans cremains were being laid to rest.

“They were putting them in in whatever containment that they received them in, which would be a plastic bag, a cardboard shoe box, or a plastic box,” says Ross. “I thought they deserved better than that.”

Although not a veteran himself, every year since then Ross has made around 50 of the urns to donate as a final resting place for those who sacrificed so much.

Although not a veteran himself, every year since then Ross has made around 50 of the urns to donate as a final resting place for those who sacrificed so much.

“They served our country so we can do and be what we want to be,” he says. “I figured this was the least I can do to serve them.”

A Kickstarter program has been setup. To learn more, check out KHQ’s story for the link.

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