When planning a funeral, it's always important to try to truly memorialize the person who has passed away. For someone who is a veteran, it can be a good idea to focus on a patriotic funeral that is fit for someone who has served your country. These are a few ways that you can make your loved one's funeral a bit more patriotic.
1. Choose a Red, White and Blue Color Scheme
An ash scattering memorial ceremony can be an appropriate way to remember and honor your loved one. The following guide can help you plan the memorial so it will be the most fitting tribute possible.
Determine your ceremony needs
It's common practice to host two ceremonies for an ash scattering. Generally, the first memorial is held at home or at a funeral home. This is the open ceremony, where everyone is welcome to attend to pay their final respects.
Cremation services are held for deceased people who have chosen to be cremated. They are held as an alternative to a funeral, but they share many similarities. One way that cremation services sometimes differ is that they may be held weeks or even months after someone has passed away. Given this delicate issue, many people get confused on the etiquette for inviting people to cremation services. Here's the quick etiquette guide to avoiding hurting anyone's feelings and helping prevent stress during an already difficult time.
When someone you love has lost someone who is near and dear to them, their pain may be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know quite what to say to console them in their time of need. Just offering a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a helping hand can work wonders. A well-considered condolence note can also soothe their pain and help them deal with the grief.
These days more and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial. If you are thinking about cremation, you may want to have some reasons why it's a good choice.
One reason that many people choose to go with cremation is that it less expensive than being buried. Your body may not have to get embalmed if you are going to do an immediate cremation. Part of the reason for embalming a body is preserving it and stopping the decomposition process.