Why Have Funeral Service ?

When someone we love dies, how do we decide if we should have a funeral service, or not? Taking a look at the reasons to have a funeral may help us decide. The very act of having a ceremony illustrates the respect for the deceased individual. The service aides the...

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Die with Dignity – Not in California – SB-128 Failed

After passing the California Senate 23-15, SB-128 was shelved for 2015 because Democratic lawmakers were afraid doctors would talk poor people into ending their lives. Senators Wolk and Morning, who authored the bill, proposed it as death with dignity. However, those...

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World War II Veterans – Trip to Washington

On Sunday, May 4, 2015, eighty World War II veterans will return to San Diego International Airport on a chartered flight after visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. The veterans left on Friday. On Saturday, they will visit the WWII Memorial, and then the...

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Day of the Dead in Mexico – Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), the day departed souls return to earth, is one of the biggest events in Mexico. During this time, families honor their ancestors. Rather than fear death, Mexico celebrates. "The Day of the Dead," spawned from the Aztec Indian...

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Alzheimer’s Disease – Number Six Cause of Death

As we have noted before, heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death in the United States. Coming in at number six is Alzheimer’s disease. In 2014 even though it only accounts for 3.37% of all deaths, the total number is surprising. There were...

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Cancer in the US – 2nd Leading Cause of Death

Second only to heart disease, cancer in the US causes almost 25% of the deaths every year. In 2013, it was predicted to cause close to 600,000 deaths. There are many types and locations for what is called cancer. The main characteristic of all of the types is a fast...

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Leading Causes of Death

Annually there are 2,515,458 deaths registered in the US each year with the leading top 10 causes accounting for nearly 75% of all deaths. The top three causes of death according to the Center for Disease Control in 2014 are   The leading cause of death for both men...

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How to Avoid The Funeral Home

A funeral home is a peaceful place to visit, but even if you are planning to have the most beautiful of funerals, you may want to make some life changes for the new year that will delay the need for putting your funeral plans in action too soon.  We are a very...

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Buddhist Funeral Customs

There are a number of different denominations within Buddhism that believe life and death are a part of a cycle known as samsura. In samsura a person’s deeds in in this life and all previous incarnations of life lead to further reincarnation with the goal of being...

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Hindu Funeral Customs

Hindu funeral customs for commemoration of death and dying are held in a fairly uniform format determined by the Veda, the most ancient Hindu scriptures, written in early Sanskrit. The rituals, however, vary by the area, tradition, and other factors. Most rites are...

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