cemeteries

U.S. News
A nonprofit group raised more than $235,000 and enlisted 5,000 volunteers to make sure no headstone was overlooked this Memorial Day.
Culture & Arts
Christine Stoddard's installation, "Word Graveyard," premiered at The New York City Poetry Festival in July 2015. Guests were asked to write their epitaphs on index cards and put them on the ground to form a miniature graveyard.
Religion
The cemetery is a beautiful place, but as Mom has said many times, seeing my dad's name there makes it all so real, so final. We gave him some pinecones and some tiny violets from the woods, felt sadness and disbelief, and then walked back to the car.
Religion
Anti-Muslim sentiment is so rife that non-Muslims do not even want Muslims to bury their dead family members near them.
Politics
A “turf battle” between funeral directors and StoneMor Partners, a public company that has a 60-year deal with the Archdiocese
Travel
Despite not being the merriest spots on earth, cemeteries have gradually been losing their negative connotation and nowadays there's a good number of them well-known for their charm and praised for the majestic beauty of their tombstones and mausoleums.
Weird News
READ MORE: BEFORE SALEM: THE BEWITCHING HISTORY OF AMERICA'S FIRST WITCH HUNT The city was at the center of colonial America's
Books
For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.
Comedy
I like to take a walk in the morning. It's very relaxing. No music, no audiobooks, no distractions -- just me and a dozen or so government drones circling above. Lately, my walks have taken me through a nearby cemetery.
Impact
With all the recent talk of the Confederate flag, it seems appropriate to highlight one of the many overlooked places that are sources of real Southern pride and heritage -- particularly that which is black and Southern.
Travel
This American War Cemetery is unusual, perhaps unique, inasmuch as it unites soldiers from different battles and theaters of war who were brought to Paris to receive treatment in one of her many hospitals. They are lying here, side by side, on a hillside above Paris, in some corner of a foreign field that will forever be America.
Post 50
Rambling around narrow walkways, I say hello to Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, Tootsie's parents, some Rothschilds and all the senior Levins -- plus, sadly, by now, a few of my own contemporaries. It's a place where I feel oddly at home.
Environment
The Urban Death Project is developing a new option which may appeal to those among us who want to minimize environmental harm and give something back to the earth when we die.
Travel
This might seem a little odd, but old and historic cemeteries are actually one of my favorite places to visit.
Travel
The most haunting cemeteries, however, have an appeal that extends well into the mainstream. (Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery
The World Post
On November 11th, 2013, the Last Post ceremony will have been conducted 29,394 times. Every cemetery has a story, as does every cross. And while it sounds like it would be terrifically depressing to visit, it isn't. It's a privilege to be allowed to bear witness.
Travel
ow does nature overtake a cemetery? Maybe the last living members of the group in charge die, or the families with relatives
Travel
Both Halloween and its temporal neighbor, All Saints Day, have their roots in age old Christian mythology, but they're celebrated in different countries with very different traditions.