According to the complaint, “the belt holding the casket had not been properly attached to the said casket, and, without warning, began to slip. This, in turn, caused the casket to fall violently into the plot and partially overturn.
We spoke with a handful of veterans organizations. They tell us they didn’t know that veterans caskets were being placed inside unprotected liners. Like Mrs. Runyon, they thought caskets were being placed inside sealed vaults.
One of the best and worst things about Ben & Jerry’s: they’re always introducing new flavors. But with that comes some rough goodbyes to the retired flavors.
Last week in Virginia a daughter visited the grave of her mother and found the grave lifted two feet about the surface of the ground. The vault used for the burial was a Batesville Endura vault.
We wish this were a scene created just for Halloween, but sadly, it’s real. Megastorm Sandy even disturbed those trying to rest in peace, unleashing such a torrent of water that coffins in a Maryland cemetery were spotted rising from the earth.
Batesville Vault Solutions, the division of Batesville that handles the Endura Vault line, has quietly rolled out an addition to their ground burial offering.
In Ohio and other areas it has been found that a number of cemeteries are laying over top of lucrative pockets of natural gas. Leading many to ask the question, “Is fracking cemeteries wrong or immoral?”
National Funeral Directors Association Board Member Will Testify Before House Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs
Brookfield, Wis. - A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Executive Board is scheduled to testify before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs this week. The topic of the hearing, which will take place on March 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cannon House Office Building (Room 334), is veterans' cemeteries.
NFDA At-large Representative W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, of Broadway Mortuary in Wichita, Kan., will give testimony alongside Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of the Interior Kenneth L. Salazar, former Senator Max Cleland, and representatives from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and the VFW. NFDA is the only funeral service association giving testimony at this hearing.