Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science Celebrates Armed Forces Day
Aurora, IN — The nation’s largest privately owned funeral services supplier, Aurora Casket Company, sponsored “Armed Forces Day” on May 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Item donations and financial contributions from the event supported the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, a nonprofit that sends more than 30 care packages a week to those serving overseas. The event was covered live by 96 Rock, WFTK and featured a Veterans Affairs mobile unit, concessions and live entertainment by rock band Cover Model.
“It’s a great opportunity for the public to thank our veterans, to support the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and for the students to be good neighbors,” Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science President Karen Giles said of the second annual event. Colonel Giles served for 22 years and is the former Director of the Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base.
Sponsoring Armed Forces day is one of several ways Aurora Casket Company recognizes those who have served. The company’s “Honoring the Veterans” program allows families to donate to the American Red Cross, Vietnam Veterans of America or the National World War II Museum.
“As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices our troops have made fighting for our country,” said Aurora’s Director of Creative Marketing Marty Strohofer. “At Aurora Casket Company we continually honor those who have defended our freedoms and this celebration is one of the many ways we show our appreciation.”
For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and requested item donations, visit www.YellowRibbonSupportCenter.com. For more information on Aurora Casket Company, visit www.AuroraCasket.com.
Check out the event photos
About Aurora Casket
Aurora Casket is the largest family-owned funeral supplier in America. Founded in 1890, the company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, and technology products to funeral home clients across America. Aurora is a fifth-generation family business, owned and operated by the Barrott and Backman families. For more information, visit www.auroracasket.com.
Latest posts by CDFuneralNews (see all)
- Yes, it’s true: More people die in January - February 6, 2018
- Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement Awards - February 6, 2018
- Legacy Funeral Group Expands, Acquiring Seven Funeral Homes & Two Cemeteries - February 6, 2018
You may be interested
Yes, it’s true: More people die in JanuaryCDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018
Originally Published on Legacy.com Since founding Legacy.com in 1998, I have noticed that the winter months are busier than the…
Pierce Sales Representatives Earn Special Achievement AwardsCDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018
BROADVIEW, IL, February 5, 2018 – Pierce was honored to present sales achievement awards to three Regional Sales Representatives and…
Legacy Funeral Group Expands, Acquiring Seven Funeral Homes & Two CemeteriesCDFuneralNews - February 6, 2018
(Houston, TX) Legacy Funeral Group announces the acquisition of seven funeral homes and two cemeteries; a significant expansion of its…