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New Oversight Legislation proposed For Arlington National Cemetery-YourFuneralGuy

30 Sep
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There has been new oversight legislation proposed for Arlington National Cemetery(ANC). Since reports of record keeping and grave miss marking surfaced at  Arlington  National Cemetery.

Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Claire McCaskell of Missouri are supporting the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act.

U.S. Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., along with a bipartisan group of senators, has introduced legislation aimed at preventing the miss-marking of graves at Arlington National Cemetery in the wake of a series of revelations regarding the mishandling of remains of U.S. soldiers.

Mr. Brown said the Arlington National Cemetery Oversight Act would give Congress direct enforcement power over operation of the cemetery and impose new management requirements to prevent future cases of what he called “egregious mismanagement” at the cemetery.

Recent hearings into problems at the cemetery revealed as many as 6,600 graves may have been miss-marked at the cemetery.

via www.telegram.com

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Senator Ted Stevens Burial-Video|YourFuneralGuy

30 Sep

Alaska  Senator Ted Stevens Burial- took place at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, it was a private affair but video is available.

The long serving Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was killed in August in a plane crash.

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Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens buried at Arlington National Cemetery-YourFuneralGuy

28 Sep

Former Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 9-28-2010. The committal Funeral Service(burial) was at Arlington National Cemetery at 1pm Eastern time.

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens will be buried today at 1 p.m. Eastern time at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Stevens and four other people were killed in a plane crash in Alaska on August 9th.
He was 86 years old.

Four other people survived the crash.

Stevens was the longest-serving Republican in Senate history.

via ozarksfirst.com

Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska to Buried at Arlington National Cemetery-yourfuneralguy

27 Aug
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Senator Ted Stevens Alaska’s longest serving Senator will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery(ANC) On Tuesday Afternoon August 31st 2010.

The family announced the private  Burial Friday before noon-in the press- August 27th 2010. An associated press statement went out at 8:08 AM.

Snippet From Fox News.

….Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., in a ceremony with relatives and friends.

In a statement Friday, the family said the decorated World War II pilot and president pro tempore of the Senate will be buried ….. with honors.

The 86-year-old Stevens was one of five people killed Aug. 9 in a plane crash while on a fishing trip near Dillingham in southwest Alaska.

via www.foxnews.com

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Some reports have the burial happening on September 28th, 2010. We shall await clarification.

No word on whether there will be video coverage live or not.

This date is consistent with the general 4-8 week wait for a veterans burial at Arlington National Cemetery

Senator Stevens Funeral -Video Link, Dignitaries-YourFuneralGuy

18 Aug
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The Funeral For Senator Ted Stevens will take place in Alaska on 08/18/2010. Dignitaries from Washington DC will be present along with Vice President Biden.

C-Span has a link to video of the funeral. Click here. The Funeral  Service is to Take place at the Anchorage Baptist Temple at 2pm local time and 6pm eastern time.

Over 25 current and former U.S. politicians will attend the funeral of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Wednesday in Anchorage.

Vice President Joe Biden, nine former senators, 11 current senators, two congressmen and five Alaska governors are expected to attend the service for Stevens, whose four decades of service in the Senate made him a political giant.

via thehill.com

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Friday the 13th-Unexpected Death|Your Funeral Guy

13 Aug
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It is Friday The 13th so we are going to  cover unexpected death. Sometimes the Grim Reaper comes out of Nowhere and surprises us with unexpected death. Most of us have experienced this horrific surprise.

This was the exact scenario in the recent death of  Alaska Senator Ted Stevens

A day above ground is better than a day below.

The person doing the post today is Gail Rubin She has a new book coming out in September: “A Good Goodbye:
Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die”
I have previewed the book and it is one you should read.

Americans’ idea of “expected” death versus “unexpected” death is a lot like the classic Monty Python skit about the Spanish Inquisition. “Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!”

“Expected” deaths, which happen in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes or hospice settings, still manage to seem “unexpected.” Whether a death is a complete surprise or not, here are a few things that happen on the way to a funeral.

The first call in an “expected” death goes to the primary doctor or hospice provider for the deceased, to facilitate pronouncement. Emergency room doctors can also record pronouncement. After the time of death is officially recorded, the body can be moved and preparations made for final disposition of the body. The second call would be to a funeral director, if previous arrangements have been made. If arrangements aren’t already in place, a boatload of decisions will need to be made under duress.

Chances are, you’d be in the same boat with an “unexpected” death, such as an auto accident, suicide, homicide, when a person under the age of 18 dies or a body is discovered under mysterious circumstances. A police officer, coroner or medical investigator will make the pronouncement to the best of their ability given the circumstances.

By health code, a body has to be processed within 24 hours – before decomposition begins – in one of four ways: refrigerate, embalm, cremate, or bury. Embalming and refrigeration give the family a few more days with the body before cremation or burial, allowing distant relatives to travel for a funeral. Both Jews and Muslims are prohibited from embalming and those religions dictate burial within 24 to 72 hours.

The funeral director or the Office of the Medical Investigator/Examiner (or coroner) prepares death certificates, with information completed by a medical certifier. You might be surprised at the information you need to supply about the deceased. In addition to their legal name, you need any AKAs (also known as), Social Security number, birth date and place, marital status at death, mother’s name prior to first marriage, military service discharge information, and more. If you’d like a full listing of information usually requested for a death certificate, drop me a line!

Gail Rubin, author of
The Family Plot Blog and A Good Goodbye:
Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die

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The information in this Post Came From Gail Rubin, thanks Gail for the practical advice

Date Time set For Senator Ted Stevens Funeral-Your Funeral Guy

13 Aug
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A Date and and time has been set for the Former Alaska Senators Funeral. The Funeral Will take place Wednesday August 18th, at 6pm in Anchorage Alaska at the Anchorage Baptist Temple.

On  Aug. 17th, Sen. Ted Stevens will be lying in repose at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 545 w. 8th Ave.. Members of the public are invited to pay their respects.

Visitation between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m..

The public is invited  Anchorage Baptist Temple on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. local time  for Stevens’ funeral.

These are the Funeral Arrangements tat have been made public at this time.

The late Ted Stevens of Alaska, the longest serving Republican senator who was killed Monday night in a plane crash outside Dillingham, AK, will be remembered in a ceremony next Wednesday in Anchorage at the Anchorage Baptist Temple.

A notice was sent to senators, who are currently out for a month-long summer recess, informing them of the time, 6pm ET.

via politics.blogs.foxnews.com

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