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2018

Arlington Ladies Make Sure No Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guardsman Is Buried Alone

Funerals at Arlington National Cemetery are full of ceremony, honor and military precision. The Arlington Ladies provide a personal touch to those who mourn and a comforting presence when fam

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2018

Who Can Authorize a Cremation?

Final disposition of a body is an important and personal decision, and cremation continues to grow in popularity. Before a cremation can take place, a cremation authorization form must be

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2018

Tombstone Tourism: Why People Visit Famous Cemeteries

Whether it’s a desire to visit the gravesites of famous people; to admire the beauty and stroll among the gardens; or to do genealogical or historical research; visiting well-known cemete

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2018

Featured FAQ: How Do I Start the Conversation About Advance Funeral Planning with My Elderly Relatives?

Discussing end-of-life plans with your elderly parents or relatives can be difficult, especially if you don’t even know how to broach the subject. But helping your elderly relatives pre-p

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2018

FAQ: What are the Traditions and Etiquette of a Funeral Procession?

A funeral procession is used to accompany the body or the cremated remains of a deceased person from the funeral service to the cemetery. A funeral procession allows for the family and fr

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2017

Documentary Provides Insightful Look into the Art of Writing Obituaries

Obits used to be dry, dull reports but not anymore. Today’s obituaries strive to educate and entertain readers. The job of an obituary writer is a quest to discover as much as possible ab

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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Write an Obituary?

The obituary page of a newspaper is one of the most well-read sections of the paper because the obituaries feature people that the readers knew and loved or were important to the communit

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2017

Flowers Help Personalize a Funeral

Sending flowers is a tangible way of expressing sympathy to the family of a deceased loved one. Flowers can help celebrate the life of the deceased, provide comfort, and lift the spirits.

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2017

The Sky is No Longer the Limit for Dispersing Cremated Remains

There are many creative ways to disperse cremated remains but none so far reaching as a rocket into space – whether orbiting the earth, landing on the moon or launched into deep space. Wi

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2017

Featured FAQ: What Do I Need to Know About Body Donation or Anatomical Gifts?

An anatomical gift, which is sometimes referred to colloquially as a body donation, is a generous contribution that can save lives and train the next generation of medical professionals. One’s

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