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Unclaimed Veteran Remains Casket / Urn Reimbursement Program

www.cem.va.gov The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reimburse for the purchase of a casket or urn used to inter a deceased, Unclaimed Veteran in a VA national cemetery or a VA-funded State or Tribal Veterans’ cemetery if the Veteran died with no identifiable next of kin and insufficient resources to pay for a […]

Funeral Escort Company Selection Best Practices

In order to protect your funeral home and your customers during a funeral procession, here are some things to ask when selecting a Funeral Escort Company. What type of training and/or certification are escort drivers required to have before escorting a Funeral Procession? Are the vehicles used company owned? Escort Company owned vehicles are more […]

Return of the Fallen (Part 3 of 3)

Written by Steve Palmer, AFCCA Board Treasurer, Westcott Funeral Homes for Nomis Publications monthly blog. The dignified transfers are one step in a fallen service member’s long journey home. –Nate Rawling, Time Magazine The family has received the heartbreaking news that their family member has died in active service. If their fallen hero will be […]

Seeing Through the Haze of Marijuana in the Workplace: 5 Issues that are ‘High’ on the List of Things to Know

This article was written by Poul Lemasters,NCBVA Legal Counsel to make sure you know your options and the risks of doing nothing. The times they are a changing!  What was once banned, illegal, and thought by some as immoral is now legal and becoming one of the largest businesses in the US.  Yes, marijuana is now the […]

Return of the Fallen (Part 2 of 3)

Observations By Steve Palmer – Written for Nomis Publications November 2018 I was recently honored to join The Dodge Company’s delegation of its “Wreaths Across America” participants for an operational orientation at Dover Air Force Base. This month we continue the journey of the fallen heroes who arrive and are cared for as they are […]

2018 AFCA Fall Mixer – Fiesta Edition Recap

A very sincere thank you to the nearly 200 people that came out on Saturday, November 10th for the annual AFCCA Fall Mixer at Old Town Tortilla Factory. We hope that all that joined us had a wonderful time and met new friends, enjoyed delicious food and maybe a margarita! ? Twenty of the 2018-19 […]

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Having the talk of a lifetime can make the difference of a lifetime. It can help reacquaint us with our loved ones and help us get to know them in a new and different way.

Finding a way to start talking with a loved one may be the most difficult part; however, we might find that once the conversation starts, it may be hard to stop.


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