New York State Funeral Directors Association

View of Arlington National Cemetery, photo by Elizabeth Fraser

Arlington National Cemetery is a national symbol of the reverence bestowed upon those who serve America in the armed forces.

There are as many as 30 funeral services taking place there every weekday and another 10 on Saturdays.

At the current rate, this 152-year-old cemetery could run out of room in as few as 25 years.

Some people voice their wishes when discussing what will happen with them after they pass away.

It’s hard to consider doing anything but what they asked.

But some have been placing ashes at the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial in Washington, D.C.

There are better places for the remains of veterans.

Image of Columbarium Where Ashes are Stored

Genealogy websites are a good way to find family you didn’t know about. Obituaries and searches of cemeteries are another way to find relatives.

But what about long-lost relatives who were cremated and whose ashes were never picked up by family members?

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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