US President Barack Obama to fly to Poland Saturday for State Funeral
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced today that US President Barack Obama will fly to Poland Saturday to to attend the State Funeral of Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
US President Barack Obama will leave for Poland on Saturday to attend the funeral of late president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, killed in a plane crash in Russia, his spokesman said……
Obama, ………led leaders at the 47-nation nuclear security summit in Washington Tuesday in a moment of silence for Kaczynski and offered condolences to all Poles.
This will be the most significant gathering of world leaders and dignitaries for a State Funeral since the Funeral Of Anwar Sadat in 1981
Sadat’s funeral was attended by a record number of dignitaries from around the world, including a rare simultaneous attendance by three former US presidents: Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon
The number of heads of state and dignitaries at the Kazcynski funeral in Poland will equal or surpass the number of dignitaries at Sadat’s Funeral in 1981
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Obama’s attendance at this event means we should expect Live Streaming Video of the event on the internet.
Mergers acuisitions are symptons of Funeral Industry Casket Companies decline
More Mergers and buyouts are taking place in the Funeral Industry and among casket manufacturers as cremation rises and things go south for the traditional Funeral Business.
Matthews International has purchased a casket company in California. Matthews is #3 Casket Company but carries the most diverse set of products of a Casket Company.
Matthews International Corp.’s acquisition of rival Reynoldsville Casket Co. is the latest move by the North Shore-based company to bolster its casket business as consumers spend less on burial and increasingly opt for cremation.
On Monday, Matthews announced it was acquiring Reynoldsville Casket in Jefferson County for an undisclosed price. Reynoldsville, which has a warehouse in Homestead, had $13 million in sales in 2009.
Batesville Casket Company has followed Matthews International Lead by purchasing K-Tron a non funeral industry company. Matthews International Corporation get’s half of it’s income from Non-Funeral sources.
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IFDA WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?The crimes committed by the Illinois Funeral Directors Association should not go unpunished.
There are many ongoing investigations in the Illinois Funeral Directors Association(IFDA) preneed scandal. Lawsuits are hung up in the courts. It is being reported that reform legislation is held up in the Illinois legislature.
In the meantime, there is no telling how long consumers will have to wait while the matter still is under investigation. It could be months or years before the Graces and thousands of Illinois residents who prepaid for funerals know where millions of missing trust fund dollars went.
How can funeral directors steal Millions and it take years for the matter to be resolved? Why does it take drawn out investigations to resolve pre need scandal.( It took decades to find out where the National Prearranged Services dollars went) As these things drag on funeral directors continue steal out of trust funds, and take unauthorized loans as Illinois Funeral Directors Association Board Members did.
Time will go on and more Preneed Insurance Scandals will occur. Major players will move on and assume positions of leadership-often times with no resolution of misdeeds.(Look at Randall L Earl a major player in the IFDA Ponzi Scheme who may very soon be president of The National Funeral Directors Association, NFDA).
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The lesson here is clearly to avoid prepaying for a funeral.
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President Obama held "Moment Of Silence" for victims of Polands Presidential Plane disaster
Breaking News-President Obama held a moment of Silence for The victims of the Polish Presidential Plane Disaster Tuesday Morning This happened at the opening remarks of the World Nuclear Summit, being held in Washington DC.
The President of Poland’s Plane went down over Russia on Saturday killing all onboard Incvluding the Polish President Lech Karczynski and first lady Maria.
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