Last year 2.7 million people passed away in the United States. With only about 1 out of every 5 deaths being preplanned, more than 2 million families had to plan a funeral service for their loved one. Burial or cremation service costs can add up quickly. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about funeral costs and provided some money saving tips.
In recent years, many of us have forgotten the true meaning of Memorial Day and instead use it as an opportunity for the unofficial start of summer. While enjoying your long weekend, try to take some time to honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. Here are 7 ways to honor Veterans on Memorial Day weekend.
Located in Forest Park, Illinois is a cemetery where if people are seen clowning around, they will not expect to get a second glance from anyone. Hundreds of circus performers, who spent their lives entertaining the masses and making people laugh, are laid to rest there. This section of Woodlawn Cemetery is known as Showman’s Rest.
For many people, their understanding of death care is often limited to personal experiences. Thanks to a local funeral home, this is not the case for one Bordentown middle-school class. Learn how one funeral director is helping middle school students have a better understanding of death care and its history.
A mom’s job is tough. It’s not until she is gone that you really appreciate all the little things she did. Join us as we celebrate all moms on Mother’s Day.
Death and end of life planning is something that a lot of people choose to avoid thinking about at all costs. For many people, scenes from television shows or movies about death and funerals have influenced what we think about death and end of life care. Thanks to our friends in Hollywood, this has led to many misconceptions and funeral myths that people believe to be true.