The military funeral tradition of the 21 gun salute

The military funeral tradition of the 21 gun salute

Have you ever heard a 21 gun salute given at a military funeral? The first one I experienced was at the funeral of a WWII flight nurse. She had told me stories of her involvement and I listened, just as I have heard hundreds of stories from veterans and their...
What is a death party?

What is a death party?

If you are thinking a death party has to do with vampires or teens with black lipstick, you couldn’t be more wrong. Death parties are a new trend designed to get families to talk about a typically taboo subject: death. One of the most troubling things that happens...
Pre-Planning Final Arrangements

Pre-Planning Final Arrangements

Are you considering pre-planning your funeral services? Wondering where to start with funding your final arrangements? In the funeral business there are a few ways to plan ahead for your own services. It is important to understand these multiple options and make the...
We take the creepy out of a funeral service.

We take the creepy out of a funeral service.

Today’s families have different feelings towards a funeral service than they did 20, 10 or even 5 years ago. In the past, a funeral was a life tradition that was both necessary and important. Today that isn’t always the case. The number of people who place value on...
Our Funeral Service History: WYUKA cemetery.

Our Funeral Service History: WYUKA cemetery.

For four years of my career I managed a funeral home and cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska called WYUKA. Wyuka cemetery was chartered by the state of Nebraska in March of 1869. The name Wyuka comes from the Lakota Sioux and means “where he lays down” or “where he rests.”...