Monthly Archives: April 2011

Funeral Flower Etiquette and Traditions

Funeral flowers are considered traditional with most Christian, Catholic and Eastern Orthodox religions.  Flowers should not be displayed on a cross if the deceased is of the Mormon faith. The Hindu and Buddhist faiths do not traditionally consider flowers as … Continue reading

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Easter Services at Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery holds three annual services that are open to the public.  One of those services is held on Easter Sunday at Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater.  The sunrise service begins at 6 a.m. and attracts about 5,000 visitors. Building the … Continue reading

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Burial Space Shortage in China

China is facing a shortage of burial space as the standard of living and income has improved.  The typical price for a burial space is $15,000 and citizens are now able to spend more on elaborate funerals that were once … Continue reading

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People Finding their Final Resting Place with Pets

There appears to be a growing number of people who are sharing their final resting place with their beloved pets.  The International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories estimate that a quarter of U.S. pet cemeteries take in deceased humans. … Continue reading

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