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The Funeral Car Procession - What Does Each Car Do?

The Funeral Car Procession – What Does Each Car Do?

Funerals are something that most of us will go through at some point in our lives. However, these occasions are also some of the most misunderstood of anything we’ll experience.  The funeral process is not typically something people learn about and, as a result, they feel confused and overwhelmed when they are dealing with it. […]

Funeral Cars: A Comforting Tradition in a Changing World

Funeral Cars: A Comforting Tradition in a Changing World

If there’s anything you can count on in this world, it’s change.  Whether you look at the changes in how we shop or watch TV to the changes in how we communicate and travel, change is everywhere.  When there’s so much going on, many people look for comfort in the simple traditions that escape the […]

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts - Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral Processions and Police Escorts – Who Gets Them and Why?

Funeral processions are a fairly common occurrence in small towns, suburbs and cities alike.  While we are all used to seeing funeral processions, sometimes we see them accompanied by a police presence.  This has led to a number of questions about why some processions have this added feature and others don’t.  Many people think it’s […]

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, […]

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 […]

Live Taps at Military Funerals on the Decline

Live Taps at Military Funerals on the Decline

If you have attended military funerals in recent months, you may have noticed a couple of them playing “Taps” through MP3 players and portable speakers.   It’s a growing trend that just does not have the same effect as hearing it live.  But it’s not all down to a progression from live to automated.  A shortage […]