Category Archives: Legacy.com Remembers

We put the spotlight on individuals and groups who have shaped our world or touched our lives.

The Boy Batman

At Legacy.com we often tell the stories of people who spent decades working to improve the world. Sometimes, though, we find special people for whom making the world a better place just seems to come naturally. One of those special … Continue reading

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More Than a Teacher

Good teachers do more than guide us through our lessons and prepare us for standardized tests. They inspire us to love their subjects and to love learning all our lives. And the best teachers? They’re the ones like Dan Horyn.

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A 9/11 Legacy

Twelve years after she died in the World Trade Center, Maria Rose Abad’s obituary Guest Book has been flooded today with messages from children thanking her and her husband for their kindness and generosity. Intrigued, we looked into their story, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Prescott, Arizona firefighters

Late Sunday night, we were stunned at the news that 19 firefighters had died while battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. Members of a Hotshot crew out of nearby Prescott, the firefighters were trained in the techniques needed to control … Continue reading

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Remembering the Fallen

On Memorial Day, we are asked to pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died for our country. We at Legacy.com are proud to dedicate a portion of our web site to memorializing these service members. … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day

February 4 is World Cancer Day. It’s a day when we strive to raise awareness of cancer in hopes of eradicating it altogether – and this year, the focus is on revealing the truth behind damaging myths about cancer. The … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook victims remembered

One month ago today, a gunman shot and killed 6 adults and 20 students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.   Like everyone who heard the news that morning, we at Legacy.com were stunned. When we heard there were … Continue reading

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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2012

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2012.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “To the families … Continue reading

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Inspiration for smokers

November 15th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout – an annual event designed to encourage people to stop smoking. It is intended to both provide tips and support for those attempting to quit, but also to draw attention … Continue reading

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A fond farewell to a Texas icon

An October 19th fire brought an end to Big Tex’s reign as the most recognizable icon of the State Fair of Texas.  When the story broke, Dallas Morning News created an online obituary and Guest Book for him. Condolences and … Continue reading

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