New York State Funeral Directors Association

I was sad to read the news yesterday that Florence Green had died.

Who was she you ask? Florence earned her place in history as the world's last known veteran of World War I.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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