Tag: National cemetery

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New national cemetery to open, Guidance on PPP loan expenses, Self-Care webinar available

We found a lot of information over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend that we thought was worthy of distribution to you.  Included in today’s message you will find information on our nation’s newest veteran’s cemetery to be dedicated today in western New York state.  The cemetery, eleven years in the making, has been designed to serve veterans from the Buffalo and Rochester areas. You will also find information from our friends at Clifton Larson Allen concerning last Spring’s Payroll Protection Program […]

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Arlington Cemetery Part 3: A personal story

When I researched and wrote a story about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being buried at Arlington National Cemetery little did I know it would lead to a Three-part series with Funeral Director Daily.  However, the story triggered some memories in my life on what I knew about Arlington and, in today’s article, how I as a small town funeral director personally arranged burials there.  I hope I’m not boring you with these stories. As a small town funeral director, in […]

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Weekend edition: Kenya mortician, Idaho’s first Veterans’ Cemetery, the oldest cremation, and more

Another summer week has passed here in Minnesota and I’m already starting to think about not playing golf and just getting out to the fish house on a frozen lake.  Well, while I ponder that unwelcome turn of events to come, I will give you some great articles to read and ponder on over the weekend. First of all, we will tell you about Eva Ngima, a female mortician in Kenya who “who works to restore honor to the dead […]

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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 […]

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National Cemetery Administration receives top honor

Three years ago the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) that administers the veteran cemeteries across our nation and care for the hallowed land where our military veterans rest, received a score of 96 in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (AMSI).  Obviously, that is a very high level on the 1-100 ACSI scale. However, the NCA was just notified, as you can see in this letter to its partners and friends, that their Customer Satisfaction index score in 2019 was 97 — […]