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Are Military Funerals Free?

Are Military Funerals Free?

When it comes time to plan a veteran funeral, you may hope for and wonder if military funerals are free. Whether at a national, state, or private cemetery, the Veteran Administration covers some expenses or provides items necessary to remember a veteran well. Learn what is covered, when there is no coverage, and how to apply and check eligibility.

How to Make Memorial Cards

How to Make Memorial Cards

Having a memento from a memorial service can keep the memories and inspiration alive through the years. While funeral homes often provide this service so that you don’t need to think about it, if you have access to a computer and printer, these cards are not difficult to make yourself. Let’s look at the steps required to make and print out your own memorial cards.

I Don’t Want a Funeral

I Don’t Want a Funeral

If you say, “I don’t want a funeral,” you are not alone. However, “A majority of Americans believe funerals and memorial services are a valuable and important part of healing after the death of a loved one – and that funeral professionals can help them meaningfully honor a life.” Let’s look at why you might want to consider honoring your life through some type of remembrance service.

How to Choose a Headstone

How to Choose a Headstone

Whether you are planning for your own future or buying a headstone for a loved one, it helps to know more about what is available and how much you can expect to pay. But how do you know if your choice is of lasting quality and will stand the test of time? You can make the process easier by learning about how to choose a monument or headstone.

Choosing a Funeral Home: 7 Essential Questions

Choosing a Funeral Home: 7 Essential Questions

The thought of a death in the family strikes fear into the hearts of almost everyone. Choosing a funeral home is not like choosing a car insurance company. Without the knowledge and experience to know what comes next when a family member dies, you need someone to assist with next steps. You and your family need help with the trauma and grief of losing someone you love.

Jewish Funeral Customs

Jewish Funeral Customs

According to the History channel, “Judaism is the world’s oldest monotheistic religion, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Followers of Judaism believe in one God revealing himself through ancient prophets.” Jewish culture includes a mourning period known as shiva and other comforting traditions. Let’s look at Jewish funeral customs within this faith tradition.