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The Traditions on the Military Funeral

There is a deep sense of tradition, discipline, and symbolism in military services. And it's no surprise that the same suit follows in a military funeral as well.  Unlike a regular funeral, a military funeral is distinct and is given burial rite by a country's military for a soldier, marine, or airman who died in a battle. In addition, the military funeral is also given to a veteran, head of state, or prominent figures in the military. In military funeral honors, there are various features attached to it. Some of the features include guards of honor, a coffin draping by the flag, and volley shots as a sign of salute. This article will discuss different aspects of military funeral honors and traditions. So, let's delve into the article to know more about it.  Understanding the aspect of military funeral traditions and customs The military funeral follows a systematic process that...

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Who carries the casket at a funeral?

Arranging a funeral may be one of the most painful and difficult tasks a person can do in their lifetime. It's hard to plan the last rights for someone you loved while grieving their loss. There's not much you can think about and not much you wish to think about as well. But, it has to be done, and there are people around who will help you plan the perfect goodbye for your loved one. Hopefully, this article will also assist you with deciding some of the logistics that go into planning the proper funeral. Let's take a look into: Arranging a funeral  Types of funeral Who carries the casket at a funeral? Choosing Pallbearers Duties of Pallbearers Death is always a painful experience for relatives and friends involved in the loss. It's essential always to have loved ones and family members nearby to support you through this difficult time....

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Caskets at Walmart- Are They a Good Option for the Funeral?

Caskets became a part of Walmart's ever-expanding inventory in 2009. Although you can only order caskets online, buying a Casket At Walmart may be a good option in some cases, let's dig into details.The average funeral expense in the US is $7,848, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. And the casket is the single most expensive item averaging at $2,200.Buying a casket may be one of the most complex decisions you might have to make in a lifetime. Considering that funerals are by no means a cheap affair, getting a good deal from a casket during a stressful time is welcome.So, can you get a casket for sale at Walmart? And can you get better casket deals outside of Walmart? Find out the answers below. Does Walmart Offer Caskets For Sale? It depends. If you are a patron of Walmart and have a credit card with the retailer, you can...

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How to talk to a terminally ill loved one: Support of a terminally ill person

My father died in my arms when I was 15. And up to this day, one thing that keeps coming back to mind is how I could have helped him more back then. He had Parkinson's disease and had trouble dealing with his muscles, speeches, and everything else. The doctors said he was terminally ill, and all I did was cry. Who does that? Now I'm older, and I understand there are about a billion things I should have said to help relieve his pain or, at least, make him feel better about his end of life. Anyways, that’s in the past. Today, I want to teach you a couple of things you can say or do to support a dying person or a person who’s diagnosed with a terminal illness. Actions to take the moment the news is broken The process of helping a terminally ill loved one starts...

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What happens to debt when someone dies?

I know you have a billion reasons to borrow right now. You need the credit cards to stay afloat. You still haven’t covered your college student loan debt. You just got an auto loan for that dream car. And then there’s the mortgage you’re filing for. Indeed, we all live debt-ridden lives. So, don’t beat yourself up. But have you ever wondered what happens to your debt the moment you bite the big one? Will your debt be passed on to your family? (Oooops, dreadful!) Will your debt be waived off? Will your creditors use your life insurance to resolve your debts? What if you don’t have a life insurance policy that’s cover enough? Will they come for your assets? Like, evict your wife and kids from your home? Or will they ask your friends and colleagues to save your name from the financial mess? Well, the list of possibilities...

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How to Buy a Gravestone: Tips about Headstones You Need to Know

It’s been 10 years since his grandfather passed away. But before the old man bit the big one, he named Charles’ little boy – Jason. Now Jason is all grown and eager to pay his respect to the man that gave him such a beautiful name. So, Charles and mini Charles set out to Papa’s grave. Unfortunately, on getting to the old man’s cemetery, here’s what they found.   Grandpa’s cemetery headstone in shambles. What a wreck! 'What happened here?  The little boy asked. Charles reluctantly replied, “I wish I knew.” "Some low lives must have come to vandalize this place.” Indeed, that may have been the case. But you know what else could cause cemetery headstones to collapse so remarkably? When you don’t buy a headstone of good quality in the first place. Like your clothes, sunglasses, car, and other life luxuries, your cemetery headstones are just as good...

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End of life care: Providing care and comfort of your loved ones

Have you been in that position where you have to watch someone at their end of life? It could be a friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor. How did you feel having to watch that special person fight for their life? Must have been depressing and painful? It's true a lot of us have been in situations where we didn't know how to help an ailing loved one or what to do to give them comfort. It's normal to feel this way. Just as it is normal not to know how to plan a loved one's funeral or what casket to buy. You need not be too hard on yourself. It's not every day one gets to care for a dying person or look after someone receiving medical treatment. The good news is you'll learn a few things today about caring for a dying person. Caring for a dying loved...

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Why Do We Use Coffins?

Coffins and caskets are widely used in funeral services across the world. However, burial practices have seen constant evolution. While the history of the coffin dates back millennia, it wasn't until surprisingly recently that coffins and caskets became popular in the United States. But why do we use coffins, and what are their benefits when we say our goodbyes? Discover their history and purposes with our guide. What's the Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket? Today, a coffin is distinguished from a casket by two main features: A coffin is usually hexagonal and widest at the shoulder area to reflect the human shape. A casket is rectangular, and half of it may be hinged for use in a funeral with an open casket to allow mourners to see the deceased. Both are typically made from fine materials: wooden coffins and caskets are extremely popular, while metal is another common...

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What Is a Mausoleum? The Pros and Cons of a Mausoleum

Mausoleums are freestanding monuments that house caskets and are purchased for a funeral service. There is a wide variety of different types, ranging from indoor to outdoor and private to public. Regardless, they serve the same purpose: to house people above the ground once they pass.  Historically, mausoleums were primarily used by prestigious families to commemorate their dead. However, mausoleums are now experiencing a resurgence in popularity, as they appeal to people who wish to be laid to rest above the ground or located closer to their families.  You may not be sure if purchasing a casket for a mausoleum is the right decision for your funeral service. Below, we'll break down further details about mausoleums, including the pros and cons and different styles. After reading, you should have a better idea of whether choosing a mausoleum is right for your service. Different Types of Mausoleums When you think of...

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In Loving Memory Quotes: How to Express Your Love & Support
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In Loving Memory Quotes: How to Express Your Love & Support

Showing support and condolence for the recently bereaved can be challenging sometimes. Words can seem insufficient when someone is in pain after losing a loved one, and translating feelings into words isn't always easy. That's why loving memory quotes are a helpful way to show support for the recently bereaved. Whether they're eloquent expressions of grief from great writers or simply phrases that have stood the test of time and convey a basic truth, in loving memory quotes help us stay connected with others during hard times. Not every quote is appropriate for every situation. So, we've put together a list of quotes that suit many occasions and how you can use them. In Loving Memory Quotes to Express Condolence We often send condolences to family members or friends we perhaps don't know so well, or if we do not know their departed loved one as closely. When there's not...

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What Is an Immediate Burial? How Is It Different From a Funeral Service?

Immediate burial is a more affordable, meaningful, and practical alternative to a traditional funeral. These days, immediate burial becoming more and more popular in the US, as it allow families in grief to save some money. The immediate burial lets you give to your loved ones to rest in peace without paying excessive fees. Losing a loved one is a painful and challenging time, and the last thing you want is to be left with thousands of dollars of debt because you couldn't find a way to have an affordable funeral service. Whatever your situation, this option is something you should consider, and in some cases, it can be the only option. We review some important things to know so that you can make the right decision for your family. What Is an Immediate Burial? An immediate burial take place when a person needs to be buried very soon after death....

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FEMA's covid-19 Funeral Reimbursement
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FEMA Coffins & Funeral Reimbursement — How To Apply & How Much You Can Get Back

FEMA Coffins & Funeral Reimbursement If any of your loved ones passed due to SARS COVID-19, it may be possible to attain reimbursement on funeral expenses.   FEMA set up this assistance program under the American Rescue Plan Act and the Coronavirus Response Act of 2021. Eligible parties can apply for financial assistance to help offset expensive costs, including funeral home usage and burial plots.  We're sure you have plenty of questions regarding COVID-19 funeral reimbursement. As you navigate these difficult times, we want to help. Below, we'll tell you everything you need to know regarding FEMA's assistance program.  Eligibility Requirements  There are a few conditions a person must meet to receive funds from FEMA:  The death certificate must state COVID-19 was the cause of death. Applicants must be either a qualified alien, non-citizen national, or U.S. citizen. Funeral expenses had to be incurred after January 20th, 2020. Additionally, a minor...

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