|“The country home I need” –Mark Twain
|A cemetery by definition is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead
bodies are buried. The term cemetery implies that the land is specifically designated
as a burying ground.
Cemeteries in the Western world are the place where the final ceremonies of death
are observed. These ceremonies or rites differ according to cultural practice and
religious belief. (See: Funeral Traditions) Cemeteries are distinguished from other
burial grounds by their location; they are usually not adjoined to a church. A
graveyard, on the other hand, is located in a churchyard, although a churchyard
can also be any patch of land on church grounds.
This main topic focuses on all subjects
but not limited to, topics dealing with
cemeteries, their locations, and
national cemeteries. It also covers, the
history of the cemetery, as well
cemeteries. It also includes sections
about cemetery faq's, grave markers,
funeral history and more.
Please use cemetery menu links to
find out the history of cemeteries, or
where to find a cemetery in your
area. If you don't see a cemetery or
graveyard listed please send that
information to the Funeral
Source.com so that we may get it
May is cemetery appreciation month.
What can you do to show appreciation
for a cemetery in your area?
* Decorate a grave
* Create or join a preservation group
* Find the famous people buried there
* Take photos
What else do you think you could do?
Find out how
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Recommened ways to show respect for the
dead, and the cemetery itself, while enjoying
all that a cemetery has to offer.