Category Archives: Legacy.com Remembers

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

Rosie the Riveter

With men off to war and production needs increasing dramatically, the U.S. government launched a propaganda campaign during World War II to pull women into factory jobs traditionally held by men.  During the course of World War II, more than … Continue reading

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Sharing Spencer’s Story

Legacy.com has more than 10 million newspaper obituaries in our database.  You might think we’ve seen and read it all.  But we’re regularly reminded that we haven’t.  The latest reminder came in the form of an obituary written by a … Continue reading

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Special remembrances

As we wrote in October, many obituaries include a request for donations to charity in lieu of flowers.  We recently came across an “in lieu of flowers” request that struck us as special, as well as a great idea:  Jennifer … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Movement: first-hand accounts

Members of the generation that actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s are starting to pass away in greater numbers each year.  And their participation in the movement was such an important part of their … Continue reading

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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2011

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2011.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “I grew up … Continue reading

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The magic of Santa Claus

My 12 year old son asked me this weekend if I believed in the magic of Santa Claus. I replied as any mom would: “Yes, I do!” Santa’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and hope to young and old alike … Continue reading

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5 condolences: Pearl Harbor survivors

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, we pause to reflect and to share 5 condolence messages for Pearl Harbor survivors:

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World War II Memorial Site

With the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor just two days away, World War II veterans have been on my mind. So I decided to spend some time reading obituaries and tributes in Legacy.com’s World War II Memorial … Continue reading

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Saluting our veterans

Veterans Day is this Friday, November 11. Veterans Day falls on November 11 every year – unlike other federal holidays that switch dates to always fall on Mondays – in honor of the signing of the armistice that ended World … Continue reading

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October, and pink is everywhere. The month that was once dominated by all things orange and pumpkin is now donning a new hue. The ubiquitous pink ribbon adorns clothes, food and all kinds of merchandise, often with the promise … Continue reading

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