Bearing burdens now will widen choices after death

The rate of cremation in America is soaring, from less than 4 percent in 1960 to over 40 percent currently, meaning those who value local burial grounds must help now if they are to be preserved.

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History speaks to us in many ways — from the newly-painted clapboard of a one-room rural school and from the memories shared from the long-ago pupils, now aged but still shaped by their earliest learning.

Learning about our culture, and teaching our youth their history, can help them to not only understand the past but shape a more humane society.

In this era, municipalities shouldn’t consider dispensing information electronically as an add-on; rather it is essential. And citizens must do their part in letting their government know what information they need.