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2019

Who is the Funeral for – the Dead or the Living?

While the funeral honors the person who has died, the benefits of participating in the rituals surrounding a funeral are most important for those left behind. Funerals are ceremonies that

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2019

How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative

When someone close to you experiences a loss, you naturally want to support that person and let him or her know that you care, but it can be difficult to know what to say or what to do. T

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2019

What is the Difference Between a Funeral Service and a Memorial Service?

Some people use the terms funeral service and memorial service interchangeably leading to some confusion on the issue. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. A funeral s

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2018

Slow Down When Planning a Funeral

The death of a close friend or family member can be a very stressful time, and there are many decisions to face, especially when making funeral arrangements for a loved one. In today’s so

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2018

How to Help Kids Who Are Grieving

Losing a loved one can be painful for anyone, but it is especially difficult for children and teens. While it may be tough to figure out the best ways to comfort an adult

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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

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

Lessons in Grief from the Animal Kingdom

Many animals are social creatures and like humans they create close bonds with others. We can’t know for sure what an animal thinks and feels, but many animals appear to experience grief

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2017

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Pens Book Offering Tips on Coping with Grief

Two years after the sudden loss of her beloved husband, Facebook COO and Lean In Author Sheryl Sandberg candidly shares the journey through her grief in a new book co-authored wi

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2017

Visitations Are Not What They Used to Be: The Healing Impact of Attending Calling Hours

Traditionally, a visitation was directed by religious rituals which involved two days of calling hours prior to the funeral service with an open casket to view the deceased. Today’s visitations a

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