Category Archives: In the News

Notable Women

Women’s achievements and contributions to history are often overlooked.  In 1978, Sonoma County in California initiated Women’s History Week to address the situation.  Women in the community did special presentations throughout the country, schools had special programs, and they had … Continue reading

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Legacy.com in USA Today

We enjoyed contributing to – and reading – this op-ed piece inspired by Karla O’Malley, who is seeking support for a federal law that would ban demeaning and mean-spirited comments on memorial sites. As our COO mentions in the article, … Continue reading

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The Greatest Generation: paying tribute to World War II veterans

The recent death of Dick Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous in “Band of Brothers,” was a reminder of how many members of the Greatest Generation are dying each day.  My father-in-law served … Continue reading

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Space shuttle Challenger: 25 years later

25 years ago today, I was in Mrs. Giles’ 8th grade English class when our principal came over the loud speaker.   He announced in a choked voice that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded and that all seven crew members … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines takes care of grieving grandfather

Legacy.com strives to provide better service than our customers and clients expect.  And we’re always pleased to read stories about other companies who do the same.  One such story recently caught our attention. On January 6th, Nancy and Mark Dickinson … Continue reading

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Coretta Scott King: the woman behind Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, we pause to take a look at his widow’s role in making this day a reality. On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by … Continue reading

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Mikayla’s final wish

In August, 6 year old Mikayla Francis was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare form of liver cancer.  Last month, she told her parents that her biggest wish was that she not be forgotten after she passed away.  The Herald Sun … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to the Marine Corps

235 years ago this week, the United States Marine Corps was founded as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels.  Widely regarded as an effective and fierce fighting force, the Marines are known for their pride in the Corps.  And Legacy.com … Continue reading

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Legacy.com salutes veterans

Veterans Day is November 11. Although this is a day to honor all veterans, and we’ll certainly remember to reach out to the veterans who are still with us to thank them for their service, it seems most fitting to … Continue reading

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Midterm elections and political Guest Books

Guest Books for politicians are among Legacy.com’s most-signed. If you visit our Remember Politicians site, you can view obituaries and Guest Books for Presidents Reagan and Ford, senators like Edward Kennedy, mayors like Maynard Jackson, and many other major players … Continue reading

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