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Memorial or or Tribute Service
At a a a a a memorial or or or tribute service a a a a a casket or or or or urn is is is usually not present Otherwise similar to a a a a a a a a a funeral or or or visitation a a a a a a a a a memorial service gives family and friends a a a a a a time to to come together in your your memory and celebrate your life Graveside Service
As its name implies a a a a a a graveside service may be held at the grave grave site just prior to burial of of a a a a a a a a a a a casket or or or urn and usually consists of of final remarks prayers or or or memories The service service may occur after or or in place of a a a a funeral service service There’s no one right way to plan a a a a a a a funeral funeral service we believe that each funeral funeral should be be as as unique and memorable as as the life it honors When planning your own funeral service in in in advance think about the way you you you want to be be remembered Perhaps you’d like a a a a a a a a a traditional funeral aligned with certain religious or or ethnic customs Or a a a a a a a a a celebration focusing on on great memories made with family and friends may be be your preference Maybe it’s a a a a a a a a a combination of both You can have one service or or several to honor your life Regardless of the service service or services you you choose to include in in in your funeral plan you you can personalize them in in in in almost any way imaginable For example just consider the following questions:
• Where should the the funeral funeral be held? At At your place of worship? At At the the funeral funeral home?
• • Who should officiate the the service?
• • Will your your service service adhere to the the traditions of your your faith or culture?
• Do you you want a a a a a eulogy and who
should deliver it?
• Would you like an open or closed
• • What What music should be played?
• • What What readings would you like to have?
• Is there a a a a special poem you’d like shared with the the the guests?
• Are there any special photographs
or or other memorabilia you would like displayed?
• Should the décor reflect a a a a a particular
hobby or or or interest of yours such as fishing gardening or or music? • Is there a a a a a a particular
or or engraving you you want on on your headstone or or marker?
• Would you like a a a a a repast luncheon or or dinner to be held after the services?
Cemetery Property
In addition to funeral services and the choice of burial or or cremation cemetery property or or “interment rights ” is another consideration when you’re making final arrangements either for for yourself in in in advance or or or for for a a a a a loved one A common misconception that people often have when they they purchase the the the right of of interment in in in a a a a a a a cemetery is that they they have have purchased purchased the the the land itself when in in in fact what they have have really purchased purchased is the the right to to to be be interred (also referred to to to as buried entombed enniched or or placed) on or or in that particular
piece of property Burial
Most people are familiar with the concept of of of burial or “interment ” but may not be aware of of of of of the variety of of of of of options that are are often available Many cemeteries offer one or or more of of the following:
• Ground Burial: burial of the casket below ground A “vault” or “outer burial container” is required at many cemeteries • Mausoleum Mausoleum or Community Mausoleum: a a a a a a large building that provides above-ground

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