Sunday Death Stories Round Up
Our weekly round up of interesting death stories and articles about celebrating life culled from various corners of the web. For previously featured death news and stories, check out our EF Roundup Section.
By: Allison Meier, Atlas Obscura
“The great statesman Winston Churchill’s last ride was on board a steam locomotive. January 30, 1965 will mark the 50th anniversary of his funeral in St. Paul’s Cathedral, and in honor of the solemn commemoration, the National Railway Museum in England is resurrecting his funeral train.”
By: The Mirror Book
“This evening I attended a talk at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation on Japanese Tree-Burials. This is new form of burial in Japan, and one that differs quite considerably from the traditional death rituals there.”
By: Sarah Pineda, Biola University
“Young adults are writing their wills, obituaries, picking out their tombstones and witnessing the embalming of dead bodies, all while still attending college. Students across the country enroll in death education classes in order to learn how to plan for death.”
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