“Funeral professionals are in the service business themselves. They tell us that service is the most important factor in determining how they choose suppliers, so we continue to invest in improving the world-class service we are known for. The results of this study reveal that Aurora products and services continue to lead the industry,” said Michael Quinn, President and CEO of Aurora.
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It’s being called Frankenstorm, a freakish environmental monster of high winds, drenching rains, extreme tides, flooding and possibly snow. It’s the amalgamation of hurricane Sandy − a late summer hurricane from the tropics, moving north from the East Coast − combined with the high pressure ridge of air centred around Greenland steering it west toward land; stitching together a wintry cold front traveling from the west, with a blast of Arctic air from the north, and a full moon threatening driving high tides to create a devastating monstrous storm of 12 inches of rain, 2 feet of snow and winds of up to 90 miles per hour.
Forecasters agree, this ominous storm is expected to have paralyzing effects on upwards to 60 million Americans in the eastern third of the nation. With widespread power failures, a halt in transportation systems, extensive evacuations and severe flooding, the powerful storm has been picking up speed over water is threatening the states of Connecticut, Delaware, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, prompting evacuation orders for many of the residences.
While the New York City region could be facing the worst of Hurricane Sandy, forcing the shutdown of financial markets and mass transit, and sending coastal residents fleeing, there is one state which sees one group of individuals vigilantly standing their ground. They are known as elite soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment’sThe Old Guard. They are Tomb Sentinels in The Arlington National Cemetery, who, regardless of the weather guard the Tomb of the Unknowns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We often talk about personalization and how more and more people are personalizing different aspects of their funerals. Well this one is a first…We think.
Funeral professionals from around the country raced to Charlotte to experience the speed of Trigard as they climbed behind the wheel of Trigard’s virtual NASCAR® simulator provided by Cordell Racing at the 2012 NFDA Convention and Expo.
Soldiers of the 3rd Inf Reg continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, despite the worsening weather conditions surrounding Hurricane Sandy. The tomb has been guarded continuously since 1948.
A New Mexico family that was outraged to receive their dead relative’s brain in a bag wants to give a funeral home a piece of their minds. The brain was inside a plastic bag labeled “brain,” which was shipped in a container filled with the deceased’s personal effects, according to News New Mexico. The family, who has not been identified, says a “foul odor” coming from the container led them to discover the allegedly misplaced brain.
I am tired of watching funeral directors get snowballed by companies they trust. Companies that offer marketing services that they admittedly don’t know anything about.
We understand that you can’t control the weather, but you can control how you prepare for it. As many funeral directors on the East Coast are bracing for the affects of Hurricane Sandy, ASD wanted to let their clients know what measures they have taken to prepare for events like this.
Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI), the largest provider of deathcare products and services in North America, today reported results for the third quarter 2012. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found at the end of this press release. The table below summarizes our key financial results
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to send to the Louisiana State Supreme Court the state funeral board’s appeal of a District Court ruling that the state’s law allowing only licensed funeral directors to sell funeral-related merchandise, including the sale of caskets, is unconstitutional. Five years ago, the St. Joseph Abbey of Saint Benedict began selling its own handmade coffins for $1,500 to $2,000 to support the abbey, which invested $200,000 in a wood shop to make and sell the handmade caskets.