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American Flag Gravestone Etiquette

Monday, July 2, 2018 4:51:58 PM America/New_York

Any man or woman who honorably serves this nation is entitled to a flag-draped coffin or urn. At no cost to the family of the deceased, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs presents every veteran with a burial flag to commemorate the dedication and sacrifice it takes to defend freedom. The American flag is very meaningful to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and each flag is given as a keepsake to the next of kin. Any funeral, graveside service, or memorial demands the utmost respect and decorum. Military traditions are highly dignified. In this guide, we explain the basics of American flag gravestone etiquette, so you know what to expect when it’s time to fold and drape the flag.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Who is Entitled to a U.S. Burial Flag

Monday, July 2, 2018 4:25:52 PM America/New_York

Many of the freedoms we enjoy today descend from the sacrifices of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces. When a veteran passes away, the service is treated with utmost respect. Military veterans also qualify for an array of benefits that range from monetary to educational assistance. In remembrance of those who have honorably served, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awards a burial flag, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of the deceased. In this guide, we explain who is entitled to a U.S. burial flag, so you and your loved ones might find the perfect way to honor your loved one and his or her service.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Anticipating Pet Loss & How to Prepare

Monday, July 2, 2018 4:21:36 PM America/New_York

Death may be a fact of life, but loss is still very painful to those of us left behind. Pets have a funny way of brightening our moods no matter how difficult the day has been. When a pet gets older or sick from an illness, the anticipation of loss is not something we welcome with open arms. However, emotional preparation and planning may make the process of grief more endurable for you and your family, especially if you have young children. In this guide, we take a closer look at anticipating pet loss and how to prepare for when that time comes that your pet crosses the Rainbow Bridge.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Finding the Perfect Pet Grave Marker

Monday, July 2, 2018 3:00:23 PM America/New_York

Pets may only live a short time, but all those years they share with us or our families are filled with joy and the simple pleasures of life. When that time comes to say farewell to your cherished companion, Legacy Headstones knows how you can commemorate your pet for years to come. Finding the perfect pet grave marker is no small task, but we have plenty of tips and suggestions to help make the process easier and less painful overall. Join us as we explore several of the most common kinds of pet memorial markers and options available to you.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Holding a Memorial Service for Your Pet

Monday, July 2, 2018 2:28:30 PM America/New_York

Funerals and memorial services are often reserved for human friends and members of the family, but we’ve seen pet memorials rise in popularity with no signs of slowing down. The loss of a pet can be just as painful as losing a human member of the family, especially for people that view their pets as children. You can commemorate the special bond that you and your pet shared by hosting a memorial service. After all the years of joy your pet brought you, you may need to grieve in the same way you would when a loved one passes away. Holding a memorial service for your pet might provide the sense of finality you need to celebrate life even in times of great sadness. In this guide, we offer tips and suggestions for creating a memorial service for your pet.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

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Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!


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