Tag: military honors

A Memorial Day like no other
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A Memorial Day like no other

Monday will bring Memorial Day to those of us in the United States.  It is a day like none other.  Not only does it serve as the weekend when summer begins, but it ultimately is the day all Americans should solemnly, sometime during the day, ponder and give thanks to all who were willing to serve in our country’s armed forces and be ready to give their life for the values that America stands for. Today’s holiday is born out […]

With space issues looming, Army proposes new rules for eligibility at Arlington
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With space issues looming, Army proposes new rules for eligibility at Arlington

According to this article from the Washington Post, new rules are being proposed on who can be buried at Arlington National Cemetery because of space issues.  In the article, Karen Durham-Aguilera, the cemetery’s executive director states, “Our reality is that we are running out of space.  Without any changes in eligibility we will be full for first burials by the year 2041.  To be able to keep Arlington National Cemetery open and active well into the future. . .we’re going […]

Giving Service to Those Who Served
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Giving Service to Those Who Served

If you have read Funeral Director Daily for any length of time you will know – that while I did not have the privilege to serve in the United States Armed Forces – I truly admire and have always enjoyed serving those that did.  I still get goosebumps, even after thirty-five years of being a funeral director when at the conclusion of a grave side service, Taps is played and a uniformed personnel steps up to the mourning family and […]