Thousands of cemeteries across the United States are old and unkempt. Many of them are vanishing due to damage, destruction and total neglect. Cemetery preservation societies and nonprofit organizations such as Save Austin Cemeteries are engaged in restoration and preservation of historic cemeteries. They promote cemeteries as cultural resources. They research headstones, history and residents of cemeteries and document them.
Cremation is a recent trend in the USA. People choose cremation over burial for different reasons. Mainly, social change, fading community traditions and liberal outlook can be responsible for the shift. With globalization, regional and religious differences are waning. According to Wirthlin Report, sponsored by the funeral industry, USA, people choose cremation because it is cost effective, environment friendly, simpler, no fear of grave vandalism and personal choice. The primary reason among them is cost to cremate. Ailing or elderly people choose cremation for themselves to ease the monetary burden for their loved ones.
The Cremation Association of North America and the National Funeral Directors Association have scheduled the Cremation Symposium in February, 2013. The Cremation Association of North America is an international association with more than 1500 members across the world. During the symposium, participants comprising of funeral directors, consultants, suppliers and cremation service providers such as cremation services denver will discuss practical suggestions and strategies to promote and popularize cremation services. The knowledgeable and experienced members will lead the interactive sessions about promoting cremation services. The suppliers will demonstrate their latest products and services to the participants. The aim of this symposium is to guide and educate future funeral professionals about ethics and management of successful funeral services.
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