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

Objects of Intrigue: All Aboard the Funeral Trains 

By: Allison Meier, Atlas Obscura

Everlasting Footprint Winston Churchill Funeral Train - Sunday Round Up of Death Stories

“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.”

A talk on Japanese Tree-Burials 

By: The Mirror Book

Everlasting Footprint Japanese Tree Burials - Sunday Round Up of Death Stories“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.”

Death Education Rises in Popularity

By: Sarah Pineda, Biola University

Everlasting Footprint Death Education - Sunday Round Up of Death Stories

“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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This Week’s Featured Footprints

Nelson Mandela 


Visit our Nelson Mandela footprint to read more about the life and legacy of this great leader.

Pearl Harbor


This Footprint was created to honor and pay tribute to the men who lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.

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