The death of a loved one can be devastating. Memorializing the deceased is not only a great way to honor them, but also a good opportunity to show your love and respect for your loved one. A memorial service will help you do just that.
A memorial service is similar to a funeral service in many ways. Both of these services are ways that the living can memorialize their departed loved one. However, unlike a funeral service, the body of the person is not present during a memorial service. If the deceased person has been cremated, a memorial service can be held with their remains present.
In many cases, memorial services for cremated individuals are held to scatter the ashes. If the person has been buried, a memorial service can be performed after the burial. Memorial services can also be used for instances when the person’s remains could not be recovered, e.g. from a fire or soldiers who are killed in combat. Memorial services can be held in a funeral home, a place of worship or a community hall.
They can be held practically anywhere that the family of the deceased chooses. Many people choose to hold memorials in places that were of significance to the deceased. Memorial services often include music, a eulogy and selected readings. These services are often viewed as a celebration of the life of the departed loved one. While most families choose to hold memorials services within a week of the death of their loved one, there are no time restrictions on when memorial services should be conducted. In fact, the service can be postponed for as long as the family wants.
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Samantha Milano 11/2/18