Official COVID-19 Announcement by the Veterans Administration and the National Cemetery Association

Official COVID-19 Announcement by the Veterans Administration and the National Cemetery Association
All Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for Veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration is continuing to adjust its services in light of the best practices urged by the CDC in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

National League of POW-MIA Families

National League of POW-MIA Families
AMERICANS ACCOUNTED FOR: On 7/26/19, DPAA posted the identification of Major Neal C. Ward, USAF. Listed as MIA in Laos on 6/13/69, his remains were recovered on 12/13/17, and identified on 7/19/19. On 6/11/19, DPAA announced that Air Force Colonel Roy A. Knight, Jr, listed as MIA on 5/19/67 over Laos, is now accounted for. His remains were recovered on 2/28/19, and ID’d on 6/4/19. Prior to that, DPAA announced on 2/25/19 that Navy Reserve Journalist 3rd Class Raul A. Guerra, USN, listed as MIA on 10/8/67, was accounted for. His remains were recovered on 8/15/05 and identified on 2/20/19. read more

The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.”

The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.”
After World War I, the poppy flourished in Europe. Scientists attributed the growth to soils in France and Belgium becoming enriched with lime from the rubble left by the war. From the dirt and mud grew a beautiful red poppy. The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem “In Flanders Fields.” The poem was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, M.D. while serving on the front lines. read more

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.
Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss and emptiness. read more

Where to Begin: How to Plan for a Funeral

Where to Begin: How to Plan for a Funeral
When a loved one passes, it is always important to honor their memory in a way that they would have wanted. There isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way to do things. Often times, a person’s religious beliefs will be an important factor in a funeral. In some cases, careers or notable accomplishments will be part of the planning process, too. At Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services, we will assist you in planning a beautiful and touching service. read more