April 2019 Article Archives

ICCFA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS DURING THE 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION

ICCFA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS, DIRECTORS DURING THE 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION

STERLING, VA (April 16, 2019) – The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association elected new leadership during its 2019 Annual Convention & Exposition, April 2–6 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

ICCFA officers for 2019-2020 are:

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Dodds Memorials Wins 2019 Aspire Award with Rebranding and Community Outreach Campaign

Dodds Memorials Wins 2019 Aspire Award with Rebranding and Community Outreach Campaign

 

XENIA -- Dodds Memorials of Xenia, Ohio was the sole recipient of Monument Builders of North America’s (MBNA) Aspire to Success Award for marketing and public relations at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019. The Aspire Awards recognize monument builder companies that have drawn favorable attention to their companies, and in turn, to the industry through their specialized marketing and/or public relations campaigns. Dodds Memorials distinguished themselves by rebranding their name and image to coincide with a new contemporary approach to memorialization and massive community outreach campaign.

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Anderson Memorials received MBNA 2019 Design Award

Austin, MN -- Anderson Memorials received the Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) 2019 Design Award for best Public/Civic Monument at their 2019 Monument Industry Show held in St. Louis, MO on February 9, 2019.

The monument crafted by designer Jeff Anderson was part of an expansion project for the Rice County Veterans Memorial. In the center of the plaza is a Rice County map and perpetual torch to which is affixed a life- sized sculpture of a bronze eagle flying protectively with a dove. A series of asymmetrical granite colonnades surround and encompass the memorial. Between the columns, are six black granite tablets are set, representing the Six branches of service. Paver lined sidewalks enter from opposite corners creating and directing a circular or helical flow throughout. Gardens, opposite the sidewalk entry points, honor those KIA “Killed in Action” and MIA “Missing in Action” with smooth faced engraved granite boulders, foliage and flowers. A trio of flagpoles line the area between the courthouse and memorial with an American Flag flanked by MIA/POW and State Flags.

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During a time and season that has come to be characterized by Black Friday deals and record breaking travel congestion, taking a little time to honor the people that shape our lives can help mend that part of us that is often neglected by the pressures of our workaday culture.

Remembering and recording the lives of loved ones that were cremated is as important as remembering and recording the life of a person that received a traditional burial.

Memorialization is about healing the people that few people that mourn your loss and recording a little bit of the flavor of your character for the many people who will follow after you.