Understand Your Options
Choosing cremation opens up the doors to many different dispersal and memorialization options.
Importance of Memorialization
Memorialization provides a permanent, secure place for cremated remains to be placed, and for family members and descendants to honor the lives of the deceased.
Cremation allows families many choices for memorializing a loved one. Some families choose to keep the cremated remains with them at home, or to scatter the cremated remains over land or water.
Memorialization Options for Cremation
- Outdoor Niches: The cremated remains of your loved ones may be safely held in above ground columbarium niches.
- Scattering: Your loved one’s remains may be scattered freely within a dedicated, natural environment. There are also certain services which offer scattering among the sea or the stars.
- Traditional Burial: In-ground burial on a family plot, urns may be buried at the head or foot of a grave site.
- Personalized Memorialization: We have custom, unique urns and keepsakes, perfect for displaying inside your home. For an overview of these items, please visit our merchandise pages, or contact us directly.
Memorialization Options for Veterans
We can facilitate services with full military honors for Veterans who’ve been honorably discharged. We’ll treat your loved one with the dignity, honor, and respect they deserve.
In our community, the Patriot Guard Riders of New York offers their services to the families of our fallen heroes. They’re a 100% volunteer-run, non-profit organization committed to paying respect to fallen heroes. The PGR’s goal is to ensure “dignity and respect at memorial services honoring Fallen Military Heroes, First Responders and honorably discharged Veterans,” according to their website.
You can call us to discuss your options.
If you’re looking for additional information, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has the answers you are looking for. From Headstones Markers & Medallions to Burial Allowance & even forms, you can find this resourceful information on their website at: http://www.va.gov/
Here are a few links to get you started:
Need additional assistance? Contact VA