NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND MORTICIAN RECOGNITION DAY
National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day on March 11th reminds us to thank the professionals who consider every need during the most difficult time in a family’s life.
Funeral directors and morticians dedicate their lives to helping families and loved ones celebrate their loved ones. They bring together the memories and accomplishments of someone they’ve lost to death. With professional guidance and compassion, funeral directors help with every step of planning a funeral. While the news settles in among family, these experts understand how emotional and stressful the process may be.
The combination of compassion and excellent organizational skills make funeral directors the perfect people to bring together numerous people. The more the better to celebrate someone we loved dearly. Being a funeral director means being a good listener, too. And since people who lose a loved one share a lifetime of memories, funeral directors have that skill in spades.
They work hard to attain their skills, too. Both morticians and funeral directors study mortuary science attaining at least an associate degree or higher. Their degree is followed by a 1-3 year apprenticeship. Funeral directors must be licensed.
Beyond their training, it’s how funeral directors put people at ease that matters most. When someone grieves, the pain of loss takes on many different faces. Funeral directors act as guides and help to fulfill the wishes of our loved ones. When the pain and suffering ends, the mortician and funeral director provide a sense of peace and unity at a time that can seem chaotic even at its best.
HOW TO OBSERVE #FunderalDirectorMorticianRecognition
If you’ve ever needed the assistance of a funeral director or witness the work of a mortician, take time to thank them for their time and consideration. There are several ways to show your appreciation of their services and recognize the work they do.
- Send a thank you card letting them know how much their services mean to you.
- Recommend their services to others.
- Put your funeral in the hands of the business that has already proven to you they can care for your family. Plan your funeral in advance.
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NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR & MORTICIAN RECOGNITION DAY HISTORY
In 2008, Congress passed a resolution designating March 11th as National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day.
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