Florence Isaacs's Blog – October 2008 Archive (1)

What Is a Memorial Service?

Q. What’s the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? I plan to attend a memorial service for an old college classmate, but I’ve never been to one before. What should I expect?



A. Memorial services have become more and more common in this country, and in a way are a sign of the times. A memorial service is held without the remains present. Perhaps there are no remains, as in the case of some 9/11 victims or soldiers killed in combat. Or the…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on October 18, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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