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Schedule +Link for 8pm Memorial Service-Tuscon Shootings Your Funeral Guy

12 Jan
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Here is the Schedule and the Link for the 8pm Memorial Service-

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


Opening music
A Native American blessing
Welcome by University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton
The playing of the National Anthem
Remarks by President Shelton
Remarks by a University of Arizona Student
Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R)
Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks by President Obama
Moment of silence

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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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Obama to attend-speak At Tuscon Memorial Service-Your Funeral Guy

11 Jan
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President Obama is attending and Speaking at a Tuscon Memorial Service for the Arizona Shooting victims. If he uses the moment to promote his political agenda, or blames his political enemies for the shooting , he is likely to face harsh criticism.

And Yet there are those on the left who will criticize him if he does not use the moment to attack those on the right.

It is my opinion is that politics should be left out of this kind of Memorial Service especially when it is a National tragedy. Expect an admonition for non violence.

President Barack Obama will travel to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday to attend a memorial service for the victims of last weekend’s shooting rampage.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said late Monday that the president would speak at the service, and that first lady Michelle Obama would accompany her husband.

The University of Arizona said the service would take place at 6 p.m. local time on the campus and would be free and open to the public.

via www.foxnews.com

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Author reports on 30 Funerals in 30 days-Your Funeral Guy

11 Nov
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Author Gail Rubin has been reporting on 30 Funerals in 30 days. Today she is giving a guest post on this unique challenge.

Since I started going to a funeral or memorial service daily and blogging about it at The Family Plot Blog, I’ve noticed some interesting trends and learned about the lives of some amazing people.

I started my personal the “30 Funerals in 30 Days Challenge” on October 30, the 11th annual Create a Great Funeral Day, with the following goals:

  • Show that funerals are a life cycle event much like a wedding, best planned more than a few days ahead of time.
  • Illustrate the many creative ways people celebrate the lives of those they love.
  • Help reduce a fear of talking about death – something that will happen to us all.

So far, I’ve covered 16 services and blogged about 14 of them. The deceased have ranged in age from 30 to 91 years old. A few observations:

  • Cremation is definitely a rising trend. Of the 16 events to date, six had a body in a casket present. One of those was going to be cremated after the funeral. (The family used a rental casket.)
  • One person’s body was donated to a medical school.
  • One person’s body was being flown to another state for burial.
  • One person’s body had not been recovered.
  • Cell phones are a pervasive distraction at those services where no one tells the assembled to silence or turn off their devices.

At every service, I have been welcomed. No one has questioned my presence. My posts have described elements of the service, the person being honored, mentions of hymns, psalms, and songs used in the service.

Something new at The Family Plot is video blogging that started with this project. Using a FlipCamera on a tripod, after every service I record some thoughts. Some of the more memorable moments include having the hearse I was standing next to drive off in the midst of the recording, doing a report in the casket room of a funeral home, and a report standing before a cemetery statue of giant hands in prayer.

Only 14 more services to cover! I’ll be sure to report back on more.

Gail Rubin’s forthcoming book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die (Light Tree Press), provides the information, inspiration and tools to plan and implement creative, meaningful and memorable end-of-life rituals for people and pets. Copies may be reserved at a pre-publication discount at www.AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Oral Roberts Healer or ?-You decide|Funeral Plans to be made public-

16 Dec

To some Dr. Oral Roberts was a great healer. To others he gave us snake oil. One thing is certain he was a man of great sorrows. He was no stranger to Family tragedy, a son’s divorce, a rebellious sons suicide and the untimely death of his wife, all tragic. No Matter what you think of Oral Roberts, to his credit he founded a great Medical School, seminary and university.

Check this video Healing or snake oil? YOU Decide

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It is expected that Oral Roberts Funeral plans a memorial service and private Burial will be made public soon

Slain Lakewood Police Officer body|arrives Philadelphia-Yourfuneralguy

10 Dec

Memorial For Lakewood OfficersA Slain Lakewood Police Officer,  Sergeant Mark Renninger
arrived at the Philadelphia airport on Wednesda
y. A memorial service is set for Friday. Two other Lakewood police officers had Private burials on Wednesday in Seattle.

There was a procession to Sea-Tac airport in Seattle and a special honor Guard stayed with Mark Renninger in The Funeral Home all night Wednesday.

Authorities said Renninger, a former Army Ranger and nationally known SWAT trainer, and his fellow officers were targeted by Maurice Clemmons in a crowded coffee shop as they prepared for their shifts. Two days later, on Dec. 1, Clemmons was killed by a Seattle patrolman after being found near a broken-down vehicle on the side of a road.

For Friday’s ceremony at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, notices were sent to police departments across the country and city police are helping coordinate visiting police departments from throughout Pennsylvania plus New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia.-via www.chicagotribune.com

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Lakewood Police Officer Memorial Procession Video-YourFuneralGuy

8 Dec

Here is a Lakewood  Police Officer Memorial Procession(motorcade) Videos. The 10 mile had procession had over 2,ooo police and emergency vehicles. While the officers caskets were being carried into the Tacoma dome vehicles were still leaving the airport. Why was there so much support? The officers were targeted and killed simply because they were police officers. Video below.

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