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For most people, a pet is nothing short of a cherished family member, whether it has feathers, scales, or fur. That’s why ensuring their pet is taken care of is one of the most crucial considerations for pet owners nearing the end of life (together with their will and funeral pre-planning).
Keep reading to learn about the steps you[...]
The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, was tragically shot on April 14, 1865. He died the next day.
Lincoln’s assassination deeply impacted the entire nation, already reeling from the effects of the Civil War. That’s why it isn’t surprising that his 1,700-mile journey home was packed with millions wanting to[...]
Los Angeles attracts about 50 million tourists per year, all looking to find their own slice of Hollywood history. Of course, the Walk of Fame is a must-see for fans of Hollywood, as are the many tours that take you to famous Hollywood landmarks or even the doorsteps of some of the biggest stars.
But you’ll also find sights in several[...]
Today, a funeral and its wake are often respectful affairs focused on ceremony and remembering the deceased. They’re hardly the place for a party, and yet the tradition of the Irish wake turns the typical reverent tone in remembrance ceremonies on its head.
Irish wakes feature many of the rituals and prayers you’d associate with a[...]
The concept of the hearse, and its importance to the funeral procession leading to burial, is fascinating. The concept of transporting the deceased, and doing so in a way that draws attention and celebrates the life of those who pass, has existed for centuries and evolved many times.
It’s this attraction to the macabre that makes the[...]
The prospect of a traditional funeral presents some challenges to the environmentally conscious. Policygenius outlines these challenges as it points out that funerals in the United States alone consume 30 million feet of wood for caskets. Add to this the 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 1.6 million tons of concrete used in traditional[...]
A parent passing away can be one of the most heart-wrenching events a person will go through in their lifetime. As the bereaved processes their parent’s death and plans the funeral, they often consider how to best honor their parent’s legacy.
While there’s no right or wrong way to go about it, this guide may give you some ideas on[...]
When someone passes away, the family has to make many difficult decisions. One of which is determining the right cemetery for their remains. If the loved one hasn’t left specific instructions or wishes, the mourners may need to choose between a public or private cemetery.[...]
Many Jewish funeral traditions today are the same as those adhered to in ancient times, following the practices described in the Torah and classical rabbinic texts. While Jewish communities may observe and practice these customs differently, many aspects are shared. From the funeral ceremony to sitting Shiva, this article shares what to expect[...]