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Memorial Inscription: Format, Ideas and Quotes for Urn or Headstone Epitaph

When suddenly faced with the death of a loved one and the myriad of decisions about final arrangements, memorial service details, burial or cremation, etc., it is often difficult to sit and think well about what to put on a memorial stone or cremation urn as an epitaph to commemorate a loved one’s life. Here are some standard formatting options and ideas for headstone and urn inscriptions to start you on the right track.

Standard Inscription Format:

In Loving Memory
John Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999

Other first lines:

In Memorium

In Remembrance

In Fondest Memory Of

In Treasured Memory Of

In Honored Memory Of

In Cherished Memory Of

Happy Memories Of

Other epitaph date formats:

1/1/43 – 12/31/99

1/1/1943 – 12/31/1999

Jan. 1, 1943 – Dec. 31, 1999

1943 – 1999

Additional Lines:

Often a short epitaph, 2-15 words in length, will be engraved below the dates. See below for list of short epitaphs. The format would then look like this:

In Loving Memory
Jane Doe
January 1, 1943 – December 31, 1999
Faithful Wife, Loving Mother

Engraving a middle name:

John D. Doe

John David Doe

Engraving a nickname:

John “Jack” Doe

Bible Verses for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

(For more Scripture verses fit for an epitaph, click here.)

Love is patient, love is kind.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

God is our refuge and our strength.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.

Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (NIV)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (ESV)

He gives His beloved sleep.

The Lord bless thee and keep thee;
The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee peace.

And so we will be with the Lord forever.

We live by faith, not by sight.

Short Epitaph Poems for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

You are not forgotten, loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will remember thee

Memory is a lovely lane,
Where hearts are ever true,
A lane I so often travel down,
Because it leads to you.

His charming ways and smiling face,
Are a pleasure to recall,
He had a kindly word for each,
And died beloved by all.

A silent thought, a secret tear,
Keeps his memory ever dear.
Time eases the edge of grief,
Memory turns back every leaf.

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Though absent you are very near
Still loved, still missed, and very dear

There is a link death cannot sever,
Love and remembrance last forever

Remembered always with love sincere
Memories keep him ever near

You still live on in the hearts and minds
Of the loving family you left behind

Rock of Ages, cleft for me
Let me hide myself in Thee

Short Epitaphs for Headstone or Urn Inscription:

Loving Father, Husband, Brother, and Friend

Loving Mother, Wife, Sister, and Friend

Faithful and Loving Husband

Faithful and Loving Wife

  (etc.)

Sadly Missed, Lovingly Remembered

Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

Safe In the Arms of Jesus

Asleep In Jesus

He, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh (Hebrews 11:4)

Absent From the Body, Present With the Lord

In God’s Care

I Know My Redeemer Lives

We Love You Always

He Loved and Was Loved

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

Blessed Are the Dead That Die In the Lord

In His Keeping

In God’s Hand

Forever In Our Hearts

At Rest

At Peace

Though Gone From Sight To Memory Dear

Until We Meet Again

Safe At Last the Harbour Past

Forever In Our Thoughts

Rest In Peace

May He Rest In Peace

May She Rest In Peace

Much Loved

Peace At Last

If you are searching for an urn to engrave, Urns Northwest offers a wide variety of wood and other cremation urns which can be engraved with a personalized inscription.

Daniel Szczesniak is manager for retail cremation urn website Urns Northwest.

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Military Style Leadership in Business

What is the military role in regards to mentorship? The military treats all leaders as mentors. One of their primary roles is to mentor and train the Soldiers below them. This system provides huge tangible benefits to the entire military. By continuously mentoring subordinates the military maintains a steady stream of prepared leaders and a support structure for its new leaders. It provides a support structure for Soldiers that promotes espirite de corps, leadership, and accountability.

Mentoring is a system of training and coaching from superiors to subordinates starting at the top of an organization designed to improve employee performance and quality. It supports creative thinking, pride, and customer service. It reduces costs through improved retention, improved product or service, and improved customer service. Mentorship involves regular, consistent formal and informal counseling designed to support and improve employee performance.

Demonstrating the value you receive from your employees gives them a sense of accomplishment and pride in the company. By taking the time to mentor your employees, you give them an opportunity to give you their suggestions for the company and shows your commitment to their success.

Mentorship begins training for the next level of responsibility. If you begin training your employees for promotion before you have a vacancy, you will begin to identify potential candidates. Furthermore, the training time required after promotion is greatly reduced because they already know much of what is expected of them. This prevents the costly possibility of promoting someone above their effective level. Another major benefit of early training, is that you reinforce company values. When each echelon of an organization prioritizes the company values to the next lower level, everyone understands and values the company values.

It promotes continuity within the organization. Mentorship is more than just telling someone what they did well or need to improve on. It is a communication system that allows ideas and concerns to flow up and down the management system. This then has the logical effect of benefiting all areas of the company. If the guy on the production line notices a new use for the product, the mentorship channel allows that idea to be transported up to senior management and over to the sales team. How often does this happen? Let me answer that with my own question. Who spends the most time touching your product?

Mentoring creates stronger employees. Placing value in your employees includes helping them succeed. The power of “management” is the degree of influence that you have. A good sales manager has the ability to influence the entire sales team. This influence does no good if the “manager” is not mentoring the salespeople. However, if they take the time to help the salespeople learn what is not working and more importantly how to fix it they have effectively leveraged their time while teaching the salesperson how to correct similar problems on their own in the future.

I work with the “front line” managers in the trenches teaching them how to get things done more efficiently and more accurately, while building teams that are more productive with less supervision. To learn how I can help your business, e-mail me at lippertmv@gmail.com or visit http://www.MichaelVLippert.blogspot.com

Researching Online Auto Insurance Quotes

Researching online auto insurance quotes is a very important for anyone who wants to save money. Quite simply, insurance rates are continuously on the rise, for one reason or another. Even when someone should be benefiting from reduced rates, there always seems to be a rate hike.

Because of that and so many other reasons, it is of essence that you take matters into your own hands and find the best prices without compromising your coverage. That is very important it comes to looking for another insurer. Many people are tempted to go for the lower rates without caring much for the coverage.

Unfortunately, when it comes to making the claim, you could run into some problems. The important thing is that you have the proper coverage at all times. You should have enough coverage so that medical bills and property damage are all taken care of in the event of an accident. Again, people are very tempted to switch to other insurers because of these low rates without knowing anything about that particular insurer.

So, it’s crucial to do some further research before you actually make the switch. This research is not difficult to do. Basically, you’ll find the state government website that handles queries and problems with regards to the industry of insurance. They are rated, using feedback from other consumers. So, if you happen to notice the insurer that was interesting you at the bottom of that list, you may want to think again.

The bottom line is, you want to ensure that, in the event of the claim, your case is handled professionally and you are provided with the proper service. Nothing should be compromised when it comes to coverage. So, you will have to do some thorough researching that could be time consuming. Regardless of how much time you spend doing this research, it could end up with fantastic results.

It isn’t uncommon for some consumers to benefit from discounted rates of hundreds of dollars. Those same savings could be possible for you as well. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to put aside that amount of money in your savings account or toward a big-ticket item you’ve been saving up for, rather than wasting it? By or researching online, you’ll get a save lots of time as opposed to doing this type of research in other ways, like using the phone. There is no waiting, and the results come back to you in no time.

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How To Get The Best Car Transport Quote

Moving your car from one place to another may require you to use car transportation. Whether you are moving to another country or just across country, you would still need car transportation so that you may be able to move it easily.

Car transport companies have different car transport rates that is why it is very important that you conduct a little research about the types of services that each one offers. Also, you need to familiarize your self with the contracts that every car transport companies have. If you do not read the entire agreement, you might end up paying more instead of saving more.

Most car transport companies provide a free quote online with just a click of a mouse. In order for you to get the most accurate estimate on how much you will have to spend in a car transport, you should provide the exact details necessary in determining the actual cost such as the type of the car, the destination, and the type of car transport service that you need. Alternatively, if you prefer to talk to a representative, you can call them up and ask for a free quote.

Asking for a free quote is one way to determine a company’s legitimacy since all legitimate companies let their client to have a free car transport quote. If a particular company refuses to provide a free quote, it is an indication that it is only after your money; the company does not car on providing you a quality car transport service as long as they are being paid.

The weight of the car is also an important factor that affects the car transport quote. Most car transport companies have certain limitations on the weight of the car to be transported. Usually, they only allow up to 45 kilos of personal belongings to be transported with the car.

Learn more about car transportation and see providers offer the best car transport service.

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History of Veterans Day

A veteran is a man or woman who worked in the American military. They are honored on Veterans Day each year on November 11th with national and local meetings, parades, and other programs to recognize their contributions.

World War I was known at the time as “The Great War.”  The ending of World War I fighting between the Allied Nations and Germany was celebrated at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).  November 11, 1918 is also generally known as “The End of the War to End All Wars.”  The day originally became known as “Armistice Day.”  Armistice Day was dedicated to the cause of world peace.  An armistice is an official agreement to stop fighting.  After World War II and the Korean War, Congress passed the bill that President Eisenhower signed in 1954 proclaiming November 11th as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars. 

In 1968, the holiday was moved to the last Monday in October, basically to allow 3 day weekends for federal employees.  Many people did not agree with this decision due to the historic and patriotic significance of the day and continued to celebrate the holiday on November 11th. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law returning the official celebration to its original date of November 11th beginning in 1978.

In August, 2001, US Senate Resolution 143 designated the week of November 11th-17th as “National Veterans Awareness Week”. The resolution is directed toward educating students about the sacrifices and contributions of our military men and women.

Many people still confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day.  This special day honors all military men and women who served our country. The primary purpose of the holiday is mainly to thank them for their service to our country. Those killed in wars are honored specially on Memorial Day in May.

Governmental offices usually close on the holiday. State and local governments make the decision to close offices and schools, or not. Banks and other businesses may close. Retail stores are usually open. 

It often feels like a sad holiday, but there are many surviving veterans to salute. This is their very special day.  They should be honored and thanked for their love of country, the brave service they gave, and for being willing to put their lives on the line for the well being of all the citizens of the United States of America.

Please check here for more information:  http://veteransdaystory.blogspot.com/.

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Working in nursing administration for nearly 30 years, Judy specialized in acute care, home health care, wound care and quality assurance. She taught healthcare related classes at Daytona Beach Community College and is also a licensed insurance agent.

She currently works in the ever evolving field of internet marketing. She maintains many websites on educational topics and frequently publishes informational articles and e-books.

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