Saying thank-you to a Veteran

Posted on November 8th, 2019
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There are a million ways to say thank you. Great or small they all have value. Decide to always just say thank you whenever you see a person in uniform. When you see a person in uniform at the coffee shop or fast food restaurant pick up their tab if you can. At the airport […]

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What can a funeral home do for a Veteran?

Posted on November 1st, 2019
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral home, Veterans Benefits
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Many who serve in the United States Military make a career of service. Others serve for a brief period and then move on to other careers. Regardless of whether the military is a person’s life work or a part of their life for a brief period, the experience often leaves its mark. When the time […]

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Food and funerals

Posted on October 25th, 2019
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Why is food such a fundamental part of any funeral? Food provides comfort and strength. A gift of food shows that we care. It’s natural to connect food with the healing process of a funeral. When should you give food? What’s helpful without being overwhelming?  How do you accept food graciously without having to buy […]

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What to wear to a funeral

Posted on October 18th, 2019
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, What to wear to a funeral
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First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering.  Don’t underestimate the value of your presence. Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a death. Don’t let […]

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How to Say the Right Thing at a Funeral

Posted on October 15th, 2019
Posted by Allen McMullen under Funeral service, What to say at a funeral
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First, take a deep breath and relax. We all worry that we’ll say the wrong thing. Second, know that you don’t have to be eloquent. While we wish it were so, you can’t make everything all better with a few words. Here are a few simple ideas to keep in mind to be sure you […]

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