Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Are we a part of a lost generation?

Linda Darby,
Chief Executive Officer
In the fast-paced world that we live in, I am continuously growing more and more concerned about our generation. With the growing trends we see happening every day in our profession, such as direct cremating and scattering. I worry that we are going to become a part of a lost generation.

Have you ever stopped to ask the question: Where does our history lie? Interesting question, isn't it? Well of course, it lies in our cemeteries around the world. While public records can be a resource, memorials in a cemetery are vital for anyone doing genealogical research. Can you imagine where they will confirm a family’s history years down the road?

It is important now more than ever to educate the families we serve on the importance of memorializing their loved ones. I encourage you to be a resource for families. Be an asset to this industry and help every generation be remembered. Encourage families to Have the Talk with their families. Our generation deserves it.

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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