On one hand, the practice appears to be a good example of government efficiency and responsibility with your money. On the other, the practice is raising concerns about how fallen service members and their families are treated at veteran cemeteries around the country.
It got me to thinking about what the baby boomers and younger generations expect when they attend a funeral. First, do they even understand memorials – why they are established and why people give?
THIS FRIDAY, March 1, is the early bird registration deadline for the 2013 ICCFA Annual Convention & Expo, April 10-13 in Tampa, Florida. Register now to save an extra $50 off of the already low price.
The 2013 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Professional Women’s Conference will bring together funeral directors, educators, expert presenters and suppliers in a unique, intimate gathering to generate new ideas, foster professional growth and create lasting friendships.
To some, it may sound like a strange way to spend a vacation.
But for many visitors, the carefully manicured grounds of cemeteries can provide beautiful moments to remember history’s fascinating figures.
James McConnell died last month aged 70 and staff at his care home in Southsea, Hampshire, were concerned they would be the only people at his funeral.
But word spread after messages were posted on Facebook about the funeral at Milton Cemetery, Portsmouth.
The Reverend Bob Mason thanked mourners for their kindness.
Expression Guest Registry, Green Bay, WI, announces the release of Expression 2.0, introducing two new functions: Guest Memory and Multi-services
Anna Lamb-Creasey’s son had disappeared without a trace. She called hospitals and jails. She waited for days and then weeks and then a month, desperate for a sign of life. She posted to his Facebook page: “Rickie where are you? Love mom.”
Bios Urn is a biodegradable urn made from coconut shell, compacted peat and cellulose and inside it contains the seed of a tree. Once your remains have been placed into the urn, it can be planted and then the seed germinates and begins to grow.
Being that blunt objects aren’t allowed at funerals, I’ve had to learn the art of professional speak. Professional speak in the funeral business is the art of saying what you want to say without really saying it.