Tag: military funerals

Cemetery Regulations

A killer among them

Arlington National Cemetery is known as “hallowed ground”.  On May 13, 1864, the first burial of military personnel was completed there when Private William Christman was interred.  Just over a month later Arlington officially became a national cemetery on June 15, 1864, by order of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. In the 158 years since that first interment about over 400,000 of America’s finest and their eligible dependents have found their eternal resting place in Arlington National Cemetery —  including […]

Cemetery Regulations

Reflections. . . a different week at Funeral Director Daily

It’s been kind of a funny week at Funeral Director Daily.  Each day of the week I look for articles pertaining to the death care industry to offer up to my readers.  Most deal with funeral business, new products, new ideas, financial results, cemeteries, and the preneed industry.  This week, it seems like I’ve done articles on “Reflections” of mine. Today is no exception to that as the fall of Afghanistan brings back memories to me.  The memories are centered […]


A reminder about the National Cemetery Administration

Like most funeral directors, those of us at Funeral Director Daily believe it is our sacred duty to serve the military veterans of our country with honor and dignity.  Because of that fact, we wanted to make sure that all funeral directors are aware that the National Cemetery Scheduling Office (NCSO) began the conversion to the Memorial Benefits Management System (MBMS) yesterday (9/17/2019) Over the next few months all cemetery schedulers will be transitioned over to the MBMS system.  The […]