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5 Things Your Funeral Director Wants You to Know

Published: May 2, 2017

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It is no secret that planning a funeral is not an easy job, fortunately your funeral director is there if you have any problems. A funeral director does everything behind the scenes to ensure the celebration of your loved one's life goes smoothly and is exactly what you envisioned. However, there are some things they would like you to know about making funeral arrangements and funeral planning.

  1. It is okay to feel overwhelmed.

    This is why we are here. You are going through a hard time, and we are here to help everything go by as smoothly as possible. Feeling overwhelmed is simply a stage of grief, and we will help you get through that.

  2. We are a family business.

    About 86% of all funeral homes in the United States are privately owned by families or individuals, so chances are they have been in this industry for a long time. They are professionals and have seen anything and everything -- so don't be afraid to ask questions.

  3. Death is simply a part of life, so it is important to talk about it.

    While for some, it may be taboo to talk about death and dying, it is important to be open to conversation as it will help you heal. We are here to help you in this trying time, so don't be afraid.

  4. This is a celebration of life.

    It is completely normal to be sad and distraught while planning the funeral, but you should see our funeral homes as your sanctuary. This is a celebration of their life, after all, so let us focus on the happy memories.

  5. If your spouse was a veteran, there are special arrangements we can make.

    Veteran funerals usually include members of the Armed Forces Honor Guard for the specific branch they were in. They will get a flag placed on their casket or around their urn. If this is something you are interested in, please let us know at the beginning of the planning process.

If you would like to learn more about the funeral process, please don't hesitate to contact us today.

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