A 1966 pamphlet by a politician from Washington state who saw communists behind every cremation. Funeral Consumers Alliance groups----then known as memorial societies---were branded as un-American, subversive fronts whose real goal was to "destroy religious sentiment" in the burial of the dead.
Draft article from the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Greater Kansas City, 2013
A listing of known green cemeteries and conventional cemeteries in the U.S. and Canada that permit green burial, courtesy of New Hampshire Funeral Resources, Education, and Advocacy. Special thanks to Lee Webster.
A chart showing what states and counties offer (and what they don't offer) toward burial or cremation for low-income families.
"Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death. "Prearrangement" is also used interchangeably with "preneed".
The marketing of preneed plans for funeral services and merchandise is increasingly prevalent. Various companies, including insurance companies, "for-profit cremation societies," and "preneed associations" flood the mail with advertising which touts the benefits of their preneed plans. There are a number of pitfalls, as well as options, about which consumers should be well-informed.
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