New York State Funeral Directors Association

Valentine’s Day provides some good encouragement to do something nice for a special someone.

It’s often focused on the here and now, but this quasi-holiday can also serve as a reminder of things you can do to help your loved one after you pass away.

So after getting flowers and a box of candy for your significant other, consider the option of naming them your Legacy Contact on Facebook.

Druid Sunrise

Three beams of light shine down from three points to make up the latest emblem added to the list of available symbols that can be featured on grave markers provided by the U.S. government.

Known as the Awen, this symbol is the mark of the Druids, people who endeavor to recapture the “beliefs and practices of the ancient Celts,” according to the website ReligiousTolerance.org.

The Awen is the newest addition to the National Cemetery Administration’s list of Emblems of Belief updated in January of 2017.

Munger Cemetery

When veterans are buried in national cemeteries today, the headstone and other services are paid for and managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Cemetery Administration.

But what about veterans who were buried long before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was even created?

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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