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How to Write a Eulogy - Five Simple Tips

How to Write a Eulogy – Five Simple Tips

Have you ever been asked to write a eulogy for a family member or friend that passed away? If so, you’ve probably agonized over the process for hours as beads of sweat dripped down your forehead. But anybody who has ever given one of these memorial speeches will tell you it’s not easy. In fact, […]

10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

10 Tips on Planning a Funeral

When a loved one passes away, emotions are running wild.  Unfortunately, this time of chaotic emotions and grief is also a time when some major decisions must be made if they didn’t plan their own funeral while they were still living. The impact of losing someone and then planning their funeral within the span of […]

The Final Ride - Should Pets Ride With Families at Funerals?

The Final Ride – Should Pets Ride With Families at Funerals?

Have you ever seen a procession of funeral cars in which a beloved pet was riding along with the family?  It probably doesn’t happen too often. For some families, however, animal companions are just as much a part of the family as sons or daughters. As such, they ride along with the bereaved in the […]

The Japanese Way of Death - Funeral Customs in Japan

The Japanese Way of Death – Funeral Customs in Japan

Have you ever wondered how different cultures say goodbye to their deceased loved ones?  In the West we tend to think of all funerals being similar to what we’re used to.  The Japanese culture is unique in the way that they have funerals and many Westerners have begun incorporating Japanese funeral customs into their own […]

Do Teens Who Play Taps Need Legal Protection?

Do Teens Who Play Taps Need Legal Protection?

Recently, we discussed a shortage of musicians to play Taps at military funerals.  This shortage has resulted in a number of private musicians stepping up to offer their services to honor fallen soldiers.  One group of musicians who are now receiving legal protection are students who are excused from class in order to play Taps […]