Children and Funerals

Bringing children to a funeral may seem like a difficult or even unnecessary task, but it can be beneficial for both the child and the family as a whole. First and foremost, attending a funeral allows children to understand and process the concept of death. Death is a difficult concept for many adults to understand, … Read more

The History of Taps and Understanding Earned Veteran Benefits

“Taps” consists of 24 notes that are sounded on a bugle at funerals, wreath-laying ceremonies and memorial services for veterans.  It was not written in its current form but came from revisions to a call named “Tattoo” that was written before the Civil War.  You can see it played here and you will hear some … Read more

How to Write an Obituary

Obituaries have traditionally been used by families to let the community know about their loved one’s passing. An obituary recognizes the impact that person had on their community, their ties to the community, and the family members that are left behind. It also informs anyone who might want to attend the funeral of the schedules … Read more

Understanding differences between pre-paid funerals and life insurance

There are important differences to understand between pre-paid funerals and life insurance. Make no mistake.  Life insurance is important.  Should you die suddenly and unexpectedly, a life insurance policy could save your survivors from all kinds of financial hardships such as mortgage payments, car payments, living expenses, and even your funeral. So, you might think, … Read more

Things you can do to make your funeral more green.

Have you ever thought about your carbon footprint after you are gone? Many people strive to make choices that reduce the impact their life has on the environment.  These choices include being mindful about energy use, water conservation, dietary choices, and reusable or recyclable packaging. Here are 5 ways you can make your funeral more … Read more