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Military Funerals

The Surprising History of Memorial Day

Joel Peterson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Joel Peterson

I had the humble honor of serving in our military. But my service was a privilege, not a sacrifice. But I had friends with whom I served who made the ultimate sacrifice. To them and their fallen brothers and sisters I am forever grateful.

An Audience of Seventeen Soldiers

Nathan Timmel | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Nathan Timmel

While initially I was wary of performing that morning, that show will remain the pinnacle of my career. Of all the hours I've spent cajoling strangers into smiling, that one held more meaning than any other.

How to Plan an Affordable Funeral

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

With the average cost of a full-service funeral running over $10,000 today, many people are seeking alternative options to make their final farewell more affordable. Depending on how you want to go, here are some money saving options to consider.

Jaweed Kaleem

Surprising Decline Of A Military Funeral Tradition | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 05.27.2013 | Religion

The ceremony itself was no more than 20 minutes long and took place nearly six years ago, but Ami Neiberger-Miller remembers it as if it happened yest...

Westboro Baptist Church Protest Stirs Violence

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

The Westboro Baptist Church's attempt to picket a military funeral in North Carolina over the weekend drew a lively counter protest that crested when ...

Bad News For Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation Monday restricting protests at funerals, a year after vetoing a similar bill due to concerns over f...

Anti-Westboro Law Draws Thanks From Veterans' Families

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

A new law restricting Westboro Baptist Church's ability to picket military funerals has drawn thanks from the people it will impact most -- the famili...

Westboro Baptist Church Reacts To Obama's Smackdown

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church once again took to Twitter to react to the new law signed by President Barack Obama on Monday that will restric...

Obama Signs Law Criminalizing Westboro's Weapon Of Choice

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law on Monday, providing a wide-...

Westboro Baptist Church Reacts To Congress Limiting Their Activities

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church were quick to react on Twitter, in their typical, hate-filled language, to the news that Congress passed a bill...

Congress Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

Westboro Baptist Church protesters will soon be severely limited in their ability to disrupt military funerals, after Congress passed a sweeping veter...

Thirty Words to Honor a Fallen Veteran

Zachary Ehren | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home
Zachary Ehren

When witnessing a veteran's funeral, a person will notice that every move is made with robotic precision. Nonetheless, every soldier that has the honor of performing this service can feel the humanity and the strong emotions that are tied to that task.

Illinois Expanding Ban On Military Funeral Protests

Posted 10.14.2011 | Chicago

Though similar measures have been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said he will sign a bill that bans protests ne...

Bill Would Limit Military Funeral Protests

Posted 06.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would make it harder for protes...

Ultimate Sacrifice

Larry Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

As the soldier presented the flag to the parents of Private Rosales's, he could only briefly look into the eyes of the grieving mother. He appeared himself to be weeping.

Caring Strangers Give Soldiers A Final Farewell

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Veterans Day serves as a national day of remembrance and appreciation of those who have dedicated their livelihoods -- and sometimes their lives -- to...

Phelps' Son Says "God Hates Fags" Church Could Turn Violent

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Joe Cutbirth

Fred Phelps and his hateful clan spent this weekend in West Virginia taunting innocent families whose fathers, brothers and sons were buried alive in the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.