Thursday, June 12, 2014

Are you helping create a lost generation?

Linda Darby,
Chief Executive Officer
In the fast paced world that we live in, many people want everything done quick and easy, including memorialization. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the long term effects of quick and easy memorialization can be very unhealthy. Not just for families, but for an entire generation.

It is important now more than ever to educate the families we serve on the importance of memorializing their loved ones. Let's say 50 years down the road, their descendants want to learn a little about their family. While public records can be a resource, memorials in a cemetery are vital for anyone doing genealogical research. So, what happens when we stop memorializing? We can end up with a lost and forgotten generation.

I encourage you to be a resource for families. Educate yourself about the newest memorialization options. Go to conventions, read industry publications and ask your suppliers for more ideas. Be an asset to this industry and help every generation be remembered. 

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at

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