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Trappist Monks supply casket for Arizona Shootimg Funeral-Your Funeral Guy

14 Jan
Chapel at New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, Iowa
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Trappist monks supplied a Casket for the Arizona Shooting victim Christina- Taylor Green. This is outside the realm of the traditional Casket Providers like Batesville or York Caskets. The Funeral was a private affair and the company Providing the Casket was Trappist Caskets-The Funeral was private and the media was not involved.

The casket for 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest of six victims gunned down in the attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be buried in a coffin built by Trappist Caskets of Peosta, Ia., near Dubuque. The Roman Catholic monks of the New Melleray Abbey in northeast Iowa have become renowned for their handmade caskets over the last decade and routinely donate children’s caskets.

Sam Mulgrew, general manager of Trappist Caskets, said that the monks initially were contacted Tuesday by a family representative who was a previous customer.

“He prefers to remain anonymous,” Mulgrew said this afternoon.

Final arrangements were made with the funeral director in Tucson. Trappist Caskets received the first call Tuesday morning, and by the end of the day the casket – engraved with Green’s name as well as her dates of birth (Sept. 11, 2001) and death – was shipped via Fed Ex from the abbey to Tucson. (Caskets of various sizes and in different stages of completion are kept on hand.) Green’s funeral will be held Thursday.

The monks also shipped special keepsake crosses for the late girl’s family, engraved with Green’s name.

via blogs.desmoinesregister.com

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Video Coverage of Arizona Shooting Memorial Service +Obama-YourfFuneral Guy

12 Jan
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Video of the memorial Service  Memorial  Service for te Arizona Shooting Victims will begin at 8pm Eastern on CSpan, when National events like this occur it reminds folks of the fragility of life, and that the chances of one dying are 10 out of ten.

This is an important National memorial Service in the United States of America. President Barack Obama and the governor of Arizona are due to speak.

8pm Memorial Service Tuscon shooting- 01/12 2010-Live Video Link

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Tucson, Arizona today to attend a memorial service for the victims of this past weekend’s shooting. The President,  along with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) and others will speak to an audience at the University of Arizona Tucson.

C‑SPAN’s coverage of the evnt will begin at 8pm ET with a simulcast of the KGUN, Tucson newscast.

via www.c-span.org

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