Final Resting Place - Cremation and Inurnment
People have many options with their choices of final resting places. Direct burial and cremation are the most popular and the most traditional choices. Some are choosing more creative options to be scattered or buried at sea, to have part of their remains sent into space or made into works of art or jewelry. This article reviews these final resting places from the traditional to the creative.
The Atlantis Memorial Reef is a new alternative resting place, located off the coast of Miami, Florida. Plans for the project include a memorial garden for cremated remains, a large man-made reef, a destination for divers and explorers, and a place for commemorating mankind's accomplishments.
Definition of Cremation
Definition of Cremains
Definition of Inurnment
Defintion of Interment
A helpful brochure provided by the Funeral Consumers Alliance that provides answers to many of the most common questions asked about cremation.
Information is given on transporting the Deceased in Crematory Containers from the Transport Security Administration. Passengers should transport remains in temporary or permanent "security friendly" containers made of light-weight materials such as plastic or wood. A list of funeral homes agreeing to transfer remains from a temporary container to a permanent container free of charge is provided.
Neptune Society offers the option of choosing cremation without going through a traditional funeral home. The focus for this company has always been on simple cremation and giving families the peace of mind during a difficult time.
The InEternia company offers a collection of art-inspired cremation urn designs available in every price range. It is their belief that a cremation urn should be more than a reminder of what has been lost. An urn should serve as a reminder of all that lives on in our hearts and in our minds.
The InEternia company offers a collection of memorial jewelry. Each jewelry pieces contains a small interior compartment designed to hold a small amount of ashes and keep your loved one close to your heart.
Here In Spirit has developed a special alternative to the traditional memorial urns. Their commemorative urns are original works of art. The raku glaze contains a small sample of the cremated remains of a lost loved one, that captures some of the essence of the life that has gone.
Space Services makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space.
Promising to be the "City for Eternity," the Atlantis Memorial Reef and Reef Project is now under development off the coast of Miami, Florida. Plans for the project include a memorial garden for cremated remains, a large man-made reef, a destination for divers and explorers, and a place for commemorating mankind's accomplishments.
Eternal Reefs offers a new memorial choice--a permanent environmental living legacy. This living memorial legacy is an option to the traditional cremation urns and ash scattering.