The tolling of a bell at a funeral has long signified honor, reverence, and remembrance. Today, the ringing of a bell is a respectful, dignified way to further honor those who have served our nation in the armed services. That’s why Horan & McConaty is pleased to partner with the Honor Bell foundation, in order to make the pealing of the Honor Bell an option for veterans and their families.
The Honor Bell is a 1000 pound bronze forged instrument, created and managed by veterans, and funded by donations. While it was being cast, artifacts from those who have served were escorted to the foundry by state chapters of the Patriot Guard Riders, and added to the molten bronze, as a way to represent past, present, and future veterans. Once it is rung at a ceremony, it is silenced until the next Honors.
The Honor Bell is now available for veteran funeral services, and can be rung at the cemetery, or even at a church or chapel. The tolling of the bell offers us a solemn moment, which will be remembered long after the funeral service is over, providing those who were there with the comforting knowledge that they paid this final honor to one who lived life well.
Horan & McConaty is privileged to support the Honor Bell and we look forward to making this available to veterans and their families. This is only one of the offerings we provide to help create a unique ceremony that truly celebrates the life of your loved one. Contact Horan & McConaty today, to learn more about what we can offer you to celebrate a life well lived.