How to remember loved ones with celebration of life
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. An increasing number of people are choosing to have a celebration of life -- Julie Bucek, of Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, explains what that means. Were going to celebrate that individual, and honor them and tribute the things that made them who they are, Bucek said. Statistics show that over 50% of people today are choosing to celebrate their loved one versus a traditional service, Bucek said.
We thought it was a war:' 14 injured in shooting at Chicago funeral
First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter said mourners outside a funeral home in the Gresham neighborhood were fired upon from a passing vehicle. The victims were taken by the Chicago Fire Department to nearby hospitals in serious condition, said spokesman Larry Langford. It wasnt immediately known if anyone other than attendees of the funeral were victims, nor if anyone in the SUV had been wounded. The shooting comes as the Department of Homeland Security is planning to deploy dozens of federal agents to Chicago to deal with an uptick in violent crime in the city. Oregons governor and Portlands mayor have expressed anger with the presence of the federal agents, saying that the citys protests had started to ease just as the federal agents started taking action.
Navy vet's mom denied visa to attend son's funeral in U.S.
Navy vet's mom denied visa to attend son's funeral in U.S. When a U.S. Navy veteran died at the age of 22, his mother was thousands of miles away in Vietnam. Her requests for a visa to attend her son's funeral in the U.S. were denied both times. Luke Jones of CBS affiliate WREG-TV reports from Blytheville, Arkansas.cbsnews.com