In our first Afternoon Edition following the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 Attack on America we bring you the latest podcast from the National Funeral Director’s Association, which features an interview with funeral director Dominic Carella. According to NFDA, Carella was the first funeral director called on 9/11, 2001, and he and his team provided care for 79 families that lost loved ones that day.
Funeral Director Daily is also reprinting our article from last year on September 11, which dealt with Pennsyvania funeral director Wally Miller and his work with families of United Flight #93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. You can read that article here.
In other news from the world of Death Care that is not September 11 related, we bring you the story of a Boston area funeral home marking its 150th year of business, news on Park Lawn Corporation’s selection as a new Chief Financial Officer, great news about Arlington National Cemetery re-opening to the public, and an interesting article on a 15-year old who handles cremations in India.
News from the world of Death Care:
- Wesley Financial Group diversifies with launch of Wesley Mutual. Globe Newswire
- South Dakota funeral director laments cost on mourning families due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mitchell Republic (SD)
- Arlington National Cemetery re-opens to the public. Military.com
- Park Lawn Corporation appoints Daniel Millet to replace retiring CFO. Yahoo finance.
- A 15-year old becomes new “king” of cremation ghats in Varanasi. Deccan Herald (India) –Varanasi is a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh dating to the 11th century B.C. Regarded as the spiritual capital of India, the city draws Hindu pilgrims who bathe in the Ganges River’s sacred waters and perform funeral rites.
- Waring-Sullivan hits 15o year mark in funeral industry. South Coast Today (MA)
- Monroe man accused of breaking into funeral home to sleep. NewsStar (LA)