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“Great Gig in the Sky,” Formerly Known as “The Mortality Sequence”:Pink Floyd's meditation on death and dying
Congress Attacks D.C. Death with Dignity Law:The House Appropriations Committee has approved a measure repealing the bill
Announcing the 6th Annual Art of Dying Conference in NYC:Presented by the Open Center, the three-day event will be held October 13 through October 16, 2017
Tag Archives: Taps
Old traditions honor fallen soldiers
The military is a closely knit subculture with many long-standing traditions. When an active duty soldier, a member of the selective reserves or a former soldier who has completed at least one full term of enlistment dies, the military offers … Continue reading
One of the most prolific funeral songs in American history that brings back childhood memories of camp
When it comes to funeral music, there is one haunting melody that reigns supreme in the minds of Americans. Having origins in the 1800s, Taps goes by many names, including Day Is Done, Lights Out, Extinguish Lights and Butterfield’s Lullaby. … Continue reading
How will you honor lost loved ones this Memorial Day?
Can you resist feeling moved when you hear the fire of the three-gun salute and the playing of Taps at a military funeral service? When I hear that — even when I see it in a movie! — I can’t help … Continue reading