We are the first funeral home in the state that is now offering unique service that will help families protect their future generations. The funeral home has partnered with DNA Memorial, a DNA services company that has developed proprietary method of extracting DNA from a non-invasive cheek swab or hair sample for indefinite room temperature storage. DNA is a human genetic record that provides medical and genealogical information which has proven valuable for a myriad of reasons. Some of the benefits of obtaining DNA samples contribute to diagnosing medical conditions. As well as determining disease risk and prevention measures for children and future generations to come. Along with medicinal purposes, it also assists in learning about one’s ancestors, finding relatives of adoptees and discovering from which relative(s) certain traits were inherited.
As a signature service, we provide a comfort meal to the families we serve. With the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, we partnered with SympathyFood.com to provide comfort meals to families impacted. “This is an event that many in our profession are wondering how we can help,” says Kelly Roberts, Managing Partner. “It seems natural for us to extend the same gesture that we provide locally to the families we serve.”
This picture says it all . . .
Having an American Bald Eagle perched on a veteran’s marker at Fort Snelling has incredible Memorial Day symbolism. Think of our symbol of freedom, an eagle, hovering over this national cemetery – a hallowed ground for many unsung heroes. Fort Snelling is such a humbling place to visit. I try to imagine each soldier that rests here serving our country. How old was this soldier when he or she served? Did this soldier’s life end on the battle field? How did this soldier adjust to life after being honorably discharged? Does this soldier’s family know the dangers that were faced fighting for our freedom? How do I say thank you today for the gift of freedom? The strength and the keen eye of the eagle seem to be protecting those who have protected us.