Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Widow’s wish for husband’s headstone granted

Widow’s wish for husband’s headstone granted
PLEDGE ... Ann Brennan with her husband's headstone. PLEDGE ... Ann Brennan with her husband's headstone.
A WIDOW has made a poignant plea for her beloved late husband’s flattened headstone to be reinstated – in time for what would have been his 65th birthday.

Ann Brennan was angered when the council introduced a policy several years ago to lay down flat headstones considered

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Christian Gill has known what it’s like to lose a young family member

9/18/2012 11:15:00 PM
Headstones for little ones
Highland County's Angels hopes to raise headstone money for Jada Beth, Hunter, others
Jada Beth Williams was murdered in August.
Jada Beth Williams was murdered in August.
By JEFF GILLILAND
Civitas Media

HILLSBORO — Christian Gill has known what it’s like to lose a young family member for two decades. So, when she and Jaretta Gomez heard that there was no money to buy a headstone for 5-year-old murder victim Jada Beth Williams, they decided to do something about it.
Since, they have founded Highland County’s Angels, a non-profit organization that started as an effort

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Remembering war veterans isn’t easy when they fought 150 or 200 years ago

Headstone Dedications Pay Tribute to Long Ago Veterans

 BRANDON — Remembering war veterans isn’t easy when they fought 150 or 200 years ago and their graves aren’t marked. So Bill Reedy of Brandon secured headstones for three soldiers — one from the War of 1812 and two from the Civil War — that will be dedicated Sunday.
“Come up,” Bill says, “if you want to see an impressive ceremony.”

Appropriately, the dedications will come at the end of Brandon’s annual “Cowboy Breakfast” which also pays tribute to long ago and runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

The first dedication starts at 1 p.m. at the Brandon Cemetery east

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Monday, September 10, 2012

In the future, your death may not be the end of your digital life.

Interactive Headstones in England: DNews Nugget

Analysis by Trace Dominguez
Fri Sep 7, 2012 11:16 AM ET

Are Interactive Headstones the Future?: In the future, your death may not be the end of your digital life. A new technology is seeing QR codes going onto tombstones. A QR (Quick Response) code are small pixelated squares that are scanned by smartphones to retrieve data.

In this case, the QR codes can be physically engraved onto the stone and then mourners or researchers with a smartphone can scan it later to visit a webpage. "The related webpage can show profiles

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Historic Culpeper National Cemetery is nearing the end

National Cemetery renewal

Codes Offer Interactive Cemetery Experience

Digital QR Codes Offer Interactive Cemetery Experience



For centuries we have marked our dead with lifeless granite -- graves inscribed with names, dates, perhaps small inscriptions about the departed. But stones do not tell stories.

Now, a funeral home in Britain is attaching tiny digital codes to headstones, giving visitors the chance to see, hear, even experience the lives of the dead. No longer are graveyard visitors limited

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Officer Don Shuda is pulling together local resources to help the state improve the Grand Island Veterans Home Cemetery

Committee forming to improve G.I. vets cemetery

Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:06 pm

The cemetery at the corner of Capital Avenue and Webb Road will mark its 125th anniversary next year and is showing its age.

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