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For the Public

The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences of life. Resources on this website can help those mourning the loss of a loved one with ways to cope with their grief, ideas for memorial services and funerals and a way to locate their local NFDA Member Funeral Director.

NFDA Member Funeral Directors abide by a professional code of conduct that ensures they care for your loved one with the compassion and respect you expect for your loved one.


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People talk about many things with their loved ones: from day-to-day details to big events. Sharing stories with those who matter most isn't just important today; it will be especially significant when it's time to commemorate a life.

The National Funeral Directors Association and its members are proud to support Have the Talk of a Lifetime, a national effort to encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones.

Individuals and their families have more options than even before for honoring their loved one than ever before. Funerals and memorial services can reflect a person's life story – their values, interests and experiences – and be transformative, healing and comforting.

Meaningful funerals and memorial services start when loved ones talk about what matters most: memories made, lessons learned and how they hope to be remembered.

Through meaningful funerals and memorial services, families and friends take an important step in the journey toward healing after death.

Learn more about how you can start a conversation with your loved ones by visiting www.talkofalifetime.com.