New York State Funeral Directors Association

I don’t frequent the town where my uncle’s funeral took place so I totally missed my grandmother’s old home when the funeral procession passed by on the way to the cemetery.

I felt bad when my cousin told me. I’d recognized the hill but I was looking at the wrong side of the road, while driving – all the while fearing I would get cut off or lost on the way.

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.

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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