2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Recap!

Wednesday, February 6th was the annual AFCCA Maintenance Seminar, where cemetery staff, supervisors, and managers gather to increase knowledge, learn new skills and hear about innovations when caring for cemetery grounds. This year’s seminar was hosted by Amie Gazda, General Manager of Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery. The grounds were beautiful and quite accommodating  … Read more

CNBC’s Documentary “Death: It’s a Living” Response

On Thursday, January 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT, CNBC will air a one-hour documentary Death: It’s a Living, which explores funeral service, a business that CNBC says “everyone confronts yet few understand.” Without knowing exactly what this documentary will entail before it airs, we do know that respected funeral professionals from the NFDA and other funeral … Read more

VA Announces New Online Resources for Funeral Directors

Article Source: NFDA.Org Washington, d.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the availability of the new online funeral directors resource kit. Funeral directors nationwide can use the kit when helping veterans and their families make burial  arrangements in VA national cemeteries. “We recognize that veterans and their families need compassion when they approach … Read more

2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Speaker Line-up Announced!

Your AFCCA is excited to announce the line up for this year’s 2013 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar! “Bury, but not Buried” Trench Safety Precautions presented by Trafficade Work Zone “Avoiding Knicks and Getting A Close Pave”  Basic Road Maintenance Techniques presented by Cholla Pavement “Batteries not Included”   A Two-part Guide to Small Equipment Maintenance presented … Read more

Missing in America Project: Ceremony to Lay to Rest Forgotten Veterans

Missing In America project Veterans’ Recovery Program  News Advisory/Press Release CEREMONY TO LAY TO REST FORGOTTEN VETERANS  The public and media are invited to attend –   MIAP Public invitation 2-27-13 On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Missing In America Project (MIAP), Veterans Recovery Program will honor 28 Unclaimed Cremated Remains of Arizona Veterans.  There … Read more

Fall Festival 2012 – A Great Success!

We would like to officially thank each and everyone who came out to the AFCCA Fall Fest 2012! We were busting at the seams on the Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ Patio with everyone attendance, but it was nice to see so many people having fun and socializing. Lucille’s served up some delicious ribs, chicken and more; … Read more