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Greenwood Memorial Park gives every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support, and remembrance events are designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows. Please check back regularly to learn about the latest news and events going on at Greenwood.

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  • Is a Will Sufficient? Making Sure Your Family is Covered

    Is a Will Sufficient? Making Sure Your Family is Covered

    When you think about the end of your life, it’s important to consider taking steps to protect yourself and your family legally.   As you’re making plans, a will is probably at the top of your list. It’s a good step toward protecting your heirs and making sure your assets are divided according to your wishes. But is it enough to

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  • History and Legacy of the Funeral Caisson

    History and Legacy of the Funeral Caisson

    If you’re planning a funeral, one of the many ways to make it one of a kind is to have a funeral caisson, which is traditionally used in military funerals.   The history of the caisson begins on the battlefield. A two-wheeled cart pulled by horses, the caisson was initially used to transport cannons on the battlefield. It was also used to transport the dead and

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  • Jazz Funerals, Sky Burials and Other Unique Traditions

    Jazz Funerals, Sky Burials and Other Unique Traditions

    A funeral is typically thought of as a solemn occasion, but that doesn’t mean it can’t reflect the personality and traditions of the person it honors. Across the globe, there are unique funeral traditions that may seem strange to those unfamiliar with them. Yet these customs serve to create a sense of belonging and leave

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  • Grief Journals: Creative Expression and Healing

    Grief Journals: Creative Expression and Healing

    A grief journal can be very helpful in processing grief. It’s a safe space to express emotions and unburden yourself. When you’re writing in a journal, there is no judgment, and you can say anything you need to say. In addition to writing about what has happened and how you feel, you can use a

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  • Food after the Funeral: What’s Appropriate

    Food after the Funeral: What’s Appropriate

    After most funerals, it’s customary to have a reception or meal. During this time, family and friends gather to share food, fellowship and memories of the person who has died. It’s an important step in the grieving process because it allows people to connect and begin to heal. What’s the best food to serve? That

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