New York State Funeral Directors Association

India’s Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent final resting places you can see on Earth. But I’m fairly certain they’re not taking new reservations for burial there.

Same goes for the massive pyramids in Egypt, if they are, indeed, final resting places.

Those looking to have their remains situated in a unique place may have to consider the Moon as the next best place to go.

A hate crime task force was assembled to probe vandalism after dozens of headstones were toppled in Rochester.

The foul attack of an Upstate-New York cemetery followed similar vandalism at cemeteries in Missouri and Pennsylvania – leading to suspicion some kind of religion-based hatred was fueling the destruction.

Not long after the near-hysteria began, damage cited as a likely anti-Jewish hate crime was reported at a Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.

It only takes a second.

One sixtieth of a minute, a fraction of an hour, about two blinks. You have tens of thousands of such moments each day and you don’t even notice them, really.

But then, there’s that one second that counts and, as in “Kadian Journal” by Thomas Harding, that’s all it takes to lose someone you love.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

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