Monday, August 17, 2020

Everlasting Tree donates ceremonial urns to the Snake River Canyon National Cemetery

The first national cemetery for United States veterans in Idaho was dedicated on August 12, 2020 in Buhl, Idaho. John Sword of Everlasting Tree Urns was among a small group of local, state and federal dignitaries that included VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves. John Sword created and donated a new ceremonial urn for use during ceremonies to honor veterans who will be buried here. 

This is the first national cemetery built in Idaho and is part of the VA National Cemetery Administration Rural Initiative to provide access to VA burial benefits for Veterans who reside in rural areas and who have not previously had reasonable access to a national or state Veterans cemetery.

Before the dedication ceremony John was honored to receive the 'Under Secretary for Memorial Services Coin' from Randy Reeves.