By Carole Galassi
A memorial service is less rigid than the traditional
funeral service but still very meaningful to family and
friends. Memorial services can be performed just about
anywhere such at a lake, on a boat, in the mountains, in
a community center, or traditional church setting.
Memorial services are still held for the most part
around three or four days after the death and held at a
more convenient date and time for the attendees. It can
also take place weeks or even months after a death
because the body is not present. Family and friends are
invited to speak at the service in a time designated on
the funeral program for a time of sharing.
This type of service is more versatile and flexible as
there are very few rules. The body is not present due to
cremation or because the body has already been buried.
Memorials are also held in another state of where the
deceased was buried. Family and friends can gather
together and have a service for the deceased. Sometimes
the surviving family member may request a funeral
service just for the immediate family and have a large,
public memorial service.
If you decide on having this type of service for your
loved one, you will need to employ the services of a
funeral home or memorial society for the disposition of
the body. You could also take care of the details
yourself if you are able or have a desire to do so. The
service is more simpler than a funeral service and less
expensive. Hiring a funeral home will incur more costs
as opposed to taking care of the details yourself.
For more free funeral resources, visit The Funeral
Program Site. This website also offers beautiful funeral
programs and funeral prayer cards.