June 9, 2012
Cremation has grown dramatically in America in the past half-century — from under 4 percent of deaths to 41 percent today, and is still rising.
The increase follows the steady revolution in memorial practices that I wrote about earlier this week — with funerals increasingly becoming less traditionally religious, more customized and spiritual and in some cases entirely secular.
And the trend toward cremation says a lot about that.
Read the full article at Courier-Journal.com
Thanks to the HVCC Mortuary Science Alumni & Student Assoc for alerting us to this article.