VeteransMemorialTributes.com Launches Funeral Home Affiliate Program

March 3, 2011
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imageSanibel, FL: One out of every four deaths in this country is a veteran. ?This is the most recent statistic published by NHPCO, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization? said Mark Davis, CEO of ValMark Memorial Group. ?We have responded to the need for a Veterans Specific Website dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. I am proud to announce the launch of the internet’s only website dedicated specifically as the Veterans Wall of Honor and the nation?s only Nat’l Veterans Obituary Database.? VeteransMemorialTributes.com is a safe and secure place for family and friends to share stories, post pictures, stream videos and upload important documents honoring the life and legacy of their hero.

?Our extensive market research has determined that the two major national obituary news websites get very low marks from families of veterans? said Mark Davis. ?What we have gleaned from families surveyed is that they would prefer a Veterans Specific Website to record the life & legacy of their hero.? The most common objections to the national obit news sites are: that there is too much clutter, unrelated content and advertising. These sites have been described as ?Cheesy? and ?Exploitive?. Many families complained that these sites commercialized their loved ones death and had unclear pricing and terms of service.

Obituaries posted on funeral home websites received very high marks with the exception of ?One? specific obit platform. Families commented that although they valued the obit posting on the funeral home?s website the value diminished greatly after 14 days. It was determined that families reject the idea of having to continue to re-visit a funeral home website to maintain, update and monitor their loved one?s permanent online memorial tribute. Families drew a clear distinction between an online obituary and a permanent online memorial tribute. The ?One? obit platform that was considered the least desirable was described as ?Patronizing? and ?Offensive?. Funeral homes that use this obituary service solicit ?DONATIONS? to permanently maintain the memorial online. Less than 5% of the “Donation” obits reviewed were actually funded.

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There are two features of VeteransMemorialTributes.com that provide funeral homes with exposure & revenue. First is the National Veterans Obituary Database which drives traffic to the submitting funeral home?s website. It is a FREE death notice submission that archives only the basic personal information about the deceased veteran and links directly to the website of the funeral home for service and obituary details. The second feature is the Veterans Wall of Honor which is a source of new income for funeral homes. Funeral homes earn high margins by selling Veterans Memorial Tributes to their client families.

The retail price of a Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial Tribute is $195 and the profit margin for the funeral home is $120.

It does not matter how long ago the death may have occurred or from what era the veteran served. The Veterans Wall of Honor & Family Memorial Tree preserves a veteran?s life story in words, pictures, video and music, creating a permanent place for family & friends to remember and share. This is a place where visitors gather to remember the lives of the people they love and where their memory will be maintained forever. The Veterans Wall of Honor captures the history, personality and accomplishments of the veteran and their family.

VeteransMemorialTributes.com is a unique resource for veterans to build their own permanent online legacy in advance. It is a cathartic process allowing veterans to document their life experiences, express the joy they have shared with those they love and capture the history and personality that makes their life unique. Creating one?s own online memorial is like painting a self portrait.

Family Choice Funerals & Cremations of Virginia Bch. & Roanoke, Virginia were the first funeral homes to join the VMT Funeral Home Affiliate Program. Jeff Harbeson, Family Choice?s President & COO is a Gulf War veteran himself and in addition to becoming a VMT Affiliate has created his own personal Veterans Wall of Honor Life Legacy that he will continue to update throughout the years.

All funeral homes, nationwide are invited to become a VMT Funeral Home Affiliate. It?s fast and it?s FREE. Visit: VeteransMemorialTributes.com and click FH Sign-Up to set up your Username and Password. Immediately begin submitting free death notices for every veteran you serve and earn new income by offering Veterans Wall of Honor Memorial Tributes.

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