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  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Remembering A Nation’s War Heroes   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail There are 330,000 American Servicemen buried in the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Arlington Cemetery got its name from General Robert E. Lee’s home, Arlington House. The land that makes up Arlington Cemetery was confiscated during the Civil War by the U.S. government. There are many famous Americans such as John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline [...]

  • Thumbnail A symbol of grief, flying a flag at half-staff (also known as half-mast) is used in many countries to remember someone who has died. While there is no record as to why this tradition came about, the first reference of the practice dates back to 1612, when a ship’s crew was mourning the loss of [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Canadian Military Funerals   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The military’s rigid structure is well known in North America. However, when it comes to funerals for their fallen, several concessions can be made to preserve their memory and to show respect for the dead. The military won’t force any of its customs on a funeral, the family has the choice of leaving the army [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: The Day of Infamy   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The USS Arizona Memorial stands above the sunken vessel and her fallen sailors, serving as a reminder of their sacrifice and commitment. In Honolulu, Hawaii, The USS Arizona Memorial can be found floating on the waters of Pearl Harbor. The World War II memorial was dedicated to the 1,177 crewmen who were killed when their [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Living Memorials Inspire   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Living memorials have become part of the landscape in many places in New York City after the 9/11 tragedy. The natural world is often seen as a villain during natural disasters, such as tsunami and hurricanes, but when man-made disasters take place nature can be used as a healing tool for many. In the aftermath [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Remembering The Glory of Their Spirit in Normandy   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France sits on a cliff overlooking Omaha Beach and the English Channel, 170 miles west of Paris. This cemetery was the first American cemetery on European soil from World War II, and contains remains of 9,387 American war dead, most of whom died in the D-Day landings and [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Recreating the Titanic’s Maiden Voyage   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage in 1912, the Titanic Memorial Cruise and the Mission to Seafarers joined in a charity partnership to recreate for the first time ever, the Titanic’s maiden voyage. “The fascination for the Titanic is as strong as ever,” Managing director of The Titanic Memorial Cruise, Miles [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Digital Safety Deposit Box   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail Keep all your online accounts safe by creating a digital safety deposit box. A Legacy Locker is a safe, secure repository for your vital digital property that lets you grant access to online assets for friends and loved ones in the event of loss, death, or disability. The average person has 11 different passwords used [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Basic Tombstones are Out, Digital is In   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail With the growth of technology, changes are being made to nearly every industry, including the funeral service. It wasn’t long ago when cremation was just a trendy fad thought to be a temporary interest, today, more than 650,000 people are cremated each year, and experts believe the number will continue to rise. While basic headstones [...]

  • MSO wrote a new blog post: Goodbye England’s Rose   7 years ago · View

    Thumbnail The unforgettably tearful performance of Elton John’s Candle In The Wind, played at his dearest friend Diana’s funeral, was only one of the heart-wrenching expressions of grief on September 6th, 1997. Diana’s tragic death touched the hearts of millions around the world as the wave of news spread of her fatal injuries due to a [...]