Local Cremation Blog

Religious beliefs about cremation

August 27th, 2019

Over 50 percent of families in the United States are currently opting for cremation. One of the contributing factors for people choosing cremation over cemetery burial is the wide acceptance of cremation by various religious groups. Thinking about death is typically not a daily practice (unless you are a Funeral Director), and most people don’t …

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Pre-planning Your Cremation or Funeral

May 16th, 2019

Pre-planning your memorial or funeral can be a gift to loved ones who may stress over how to best honor you at the time of your death.

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Choosing a cremation urn for the cemetery

January 29th, 2019

Searches for traditional urns usually bring many, many choices. By traditional, I mean the ones that are displayed indoors. The options are more limited when you consider cremation urn containers that will hold cremated remains outdoors, either above or below ground. Above ground Some cemeteries have a columbarium, which features numerous individual niches to hold …

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A salute to National Cemeteries

December 6th, 2018

Some of the most dignified, hallowed, and beautiful grounds in the U.S.A. are our National Cemeteries. On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, we often see news footage of ceremonies at the most famous one, Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, Arlington may be the only one most Americans know. It may surprise you to …

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What is the cost of cremation compared to burial?

October 24th, 2018

Is family more important than money? Of course, but financial considerations for the cost of cremation or burial are no small matter, especially when you have limited income and need to keep a close eye on expenses. No matter how extravagantly we want to honor loved ones who have passed away, we must make smart …

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