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RIP Chester Arthur

21st U.S. President Chester Arthur Honored at Grave Site in Albany Rural Cemetery. Members of the U.S. Military included Air Force Brigadier General Thoma
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Honoring a U.S. President in #NewYorkState
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Finding Ben

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"I talk to them when I visit their graves ..."

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Honoring Katie

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Katie's Run brings hundreds to a Long Island community to honor the late daughter of a funeral director with a charity run and bbq.

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A great example of community spirit - turning grief into positive action
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The Right Thing to Do

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Albany, NY Community Holds Funeral for 18th Century slaves
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A rare opportunity to be present for a burial ceremony honoring #Unliving slaves | #RIP 
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Finally Honored - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Finally Honored - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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A life of slavery, burial "out back" then forgotten for 2 centuries? New Yorkers will honor these early residents this summer
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Prehistoric 'war grave' reveals bodies from first ever human massacre

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Fossilised bones of 27 hunter-gatherers murdered 10,000 years ago, discovered
at Nataruk near Lake Turkana in Kenya

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Human Nature unchanged for 10,000 years :(

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Breadcrumbs on the Mantel - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Breadcrumbs on the Mantel - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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I suppose people have a variety of unique items in a place of honor for a loved one who passed on ...

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There's no cemetery space left on Lesbos because so many refugees have drowned - Mashable

There's no cemetery space left on Lesbos because so many refugees have drowned - Mashable | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
Lesbos, Greece has become the island of the drowned as bodies continue to wash ashore. This is what Europe's refugee crisis really looks like.
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"Refugee Crisis" = People fleeing for their lives :'(

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Death and Dignity Despite Disputes - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Death and Dignity Despite Disputes - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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Funeral director preps for funeral for family - their last funeral broke out into a melee?!

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Honoring Fallen Firefighters - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Honoring Fallen Firefighters - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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New York adds 8 more names to the Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Rest in Peace

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Skin of the #Unliving - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Skin of the #Unliving - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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We have people resting in peace being dug up; graves being re-sold; human bodies hung on display → now we're inventing NEW ways to have human remains displayed? Ugh ...

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'Bodies Revealed' To Show At The Witte Museum - San Antonio Current (blog)

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One of the most jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring exhibits in the world returns to San Antonio this October. The Witte Museum will host Bodies Revealed, which features...
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A veritable Horror Show headed to #Texas in October - human remains being displayed as if they were art | #RIP

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WELCOME HOME LT BARKER - YouTube

Army Air Force Pilot Lt. Edward F. Barker was listed as Missing in Action after a flight in the South Pacific in 1944. His plane was spotted in 1962 and a U....
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20 year-old WWII pilot was Missing in Action since 1944 - finally found and brought home to New York in 2015. #RIP

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Memories

Sometimes, life goes by so fast, we forget to share stories of our past with our loved ones. New York State residents can request a FREE planning kit on ou
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Helping folks remember and share important parts of their lives with their children
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Death Cafe Poll Results

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We asked folks if they'd attend a Death Cafe ... Most wondered "what's that?"

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There isn't a great deal of Death Cafe activity in Upstate NY, but there is some
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Web Services Helping People Honor their People

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"It didn’t really matter how much was given by whom. What did matter was the fact that people cared enough to try to help."

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It's heartening to know there's websites out there able to help folks pool their funding together to honor loved ones
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Burial at Sea - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Burial at Sea - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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Interview: Answering the question "why do people choose burial at sea?"
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Saving Voices - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Saving Voices - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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Voicemail messages from friends and family are commonplace - until those loved ones pass away. A New England company learned this after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and now makes most of its business saving voices ....

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'Bodies' exhibition accused of putting executed Chinese prisoners on show

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The bodies of executed Chinese prisoners are being used in a ghoulish exhibition of ‘plastinated’ corpses, it was claimed last night.

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This guy calls the Bodies exhibit a crime scene. Well said in defense of the #Unliving

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#Unliving at the Museum - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

#Unliving at the Museum - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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Resting in peace for hundreds of years - and now #Unliving at at museum in #NYC

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No money, no burial for mom of fire victim - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

No money, no burial for mom of fire victim - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
For the family of Rochester's Vera Hooks and Wanda Peterkin, October was a month of tragedies.
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A sad situation in #UpstateNY. May these folks Rest in Peace

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Guest Post: Methods to Achieve a Quality Work-Home Balance - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

Guest Post: Methods to Achieve a Quality Work-Home Balance - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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From an Upstate New York funeral director: balancing life at home and life at work ...

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Human remains found at Trail of Tears - Southeast Missourian

Human remains found at Trail of Tears
Southeast Missourian
Human remains recently were discovered at Trail of Tears State Park, and it's almost certain they're Native American, said Capt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department.
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We need a NAGPRA-type law for ALL human remains

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Westminster Abbey lavatory block gives way to medieval burial find - The Guardian

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Remains of at least 50 people, all believed to date from 11th and early 12th century, discovered during demolition work to make space for new tower
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Here's hoping for a decent burial for these people #RIP

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From the NYSFDA Library: “When a parent dies …” - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog

From the NYSFDA Library: “When a parent dies …” - Sympathy Notes | NYSFDA Blog | Sympathynotes.org | Scoop.it
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Brochures available FREE in New York - insight on families, loved ones & children after the death of a parent, from NYSFDA

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