What’s in a name? Sometimes a really good story in the making.
Today’s Sharing Saturday post comes from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and highlights how an old cemetery was located using sensor equipment. Very cool stuff.
Celebrating sunshine, flowers, and green, green grass. Such a nice change from all that ice and snow, eh?
This final post on cemetery fundraising focuses on something that’s all too often overlooked in event planning—getting sponsors.
If your association or society loves the idea of raising money but is hesitant about some of the upfront costs, ask local businesses to step in as a sponsor. They get to write off the expense as a charitable donation to a worthy cause (as long as you are a viable 501(c)(3)), and you get help minimizing the event expenses.
Here are some possible sponsor ideas to kick around:
And on that note, don’t forget to let everyone know how much you appreciate your sponsors. Sure they’re getting a tax write-off, but it’s still cash they could be spending on their business.
In honor of Memorial Day, here’s a video of the Flags In ceremony that takes place a few days before weekend’s main ceremony. The flags are placed in the order in which the wars happened.
The large tomb is the WW1 tomb. On the right is WW2, on the left Korea, and the center was where the Unknown from Vietnam was interred.
I thought I’d do something a little different for this week’s Sharing Saturday post. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become one of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, well here you go.