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Issue 11 • Fall 2009
Crossings - Spring 2009

Issue 11: Fall 2009

National Cemeteries

Reflections: The American Funeral Tour

Remember Your Pets at the
SPCA Petwalk

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Good Mourning with Carole McLeod: Joy and Sadness of the Holiday Season

Upcoming Events

Crossing Archives

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Honoring the Lives of Our Military: Our National Cemetery System

National CemeteriesIn 1863, a young soldier left his family’s Illinois farm at the age of eighteen to fight in the Civil War. Mason Bryant was never seen again. His parents and siblings never knew what happened, how he died, or where he was buried. Today, Bryant’s descendants keep his memory alive with a government marker placed in his honor at the family cemetery.

Private Bryant was one of thousands of Civil War soldiers who never received a formal burial. His story, and that of his family’s, is woven into the fabric of our national cemetery system, created in part to ensure that military families never suffer anguish like this again.

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Reflections: The American Funeral Tour

What do a President’s rider-less horse saddle, Rosa Park’s quiet act of defiance, and Abraham Lincoln’s casket have in common? They’re all part of an exhibit that is drawing crowds across the nation with its exploration of funeral customs and commemoration of veterans and others who serve our country.

Join us at Ribfest to tour this 1000 square foot mobile museum.

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Remember your pets at the SPCA PetWalk

Pet Passages by Anderson-McQueen is proud to sponsor of the SPCA PetWalk on October 24th. Visit our booth near the main stage at the and bring a photo of a beloved pet you've lost to post on our Memorial Wall.

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Keep these tips in mind as you decorate your home for the Fall and Winter holidays.

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Joy and Sadness of the Holiday Season

When you ask someone who is confronted with a catastrophic illness or death of a loved one, “What do you want for Christmas?” the answer typically will be, “To have my loved one back and go on with life the way it was.”

Holidays are about being together with the important people in your life including your spouse, children, family, and friends gathering together to make more memories and creating more traditions. But what is actually happening is a renewed sense of personal grief. When a loved one is very ill or has died, even the memories of holidays past can be too painful to think about, let alone beginning new ones without that person.

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Upcoming Events

October 25
SPCA Petwalk - Sponsored by Pet Passages. Bring a photo of your pet to post to our memory wall. North Shore Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit SPCA for more information
Nov 13-15
Ribfest – Presented by the Northeast Exchange Club of St. Petersburg. Visit Reflections - The American Funeral Tour, a mobile exhibit dedicated to the American Funeral, mourning customs, funerary art and practices.
November 17
Comfort Circle® - Holiday Grief Seminar at Palm Lake Christian Church - 5401 22nd Ave. N - 1:30 or 7:00 p.m.
December 6
Tree of Memories - Annual Holiday Program - Tyrone Chapel 7820 38th Ave. North - 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.



Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers
2201 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 822-2059