Blog and In the News

  • End-of-Year Giving

    The holidays are a time of generosity and gift-giving. Thanksgiving brings with it thoughts of gratitude and appreciation, which often lead to the desire to give back to those around you, whether that’s your church, local homeless shelter, or school system. When the holidays roll around at the end of each year, many begin to …
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  • Veterans Buried at Woodlawn

    At Woodlawn Cemetery, we highly value the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans both alive and dead. More than 310,000 individuals are interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, and this includes a significant number of veterans. We are proud to honor the legacies of our nation’s brave men and women at our beautiful and historic cemetery. Each Memorial …
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  • Celebrating Woodlawn’s History

    Founded in 1863, Woodlawn Cemetery is recognized as one of the most historically significant properties in America. It’s the final resting place of leaders, legends, and loved ones whose lives have touched our own. Its memorials represent the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country. Its surroundings include a lake, hills, meadows, …
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  • What We Learned from Losing a Parent

    No matter your age, the world is turned upside down when a parent dies. So many Bronx-area families who come to Woodlawn to find the perfect resting place for their loved one talk to us about this specific and significant loss. We wanted to write this blog to help others know they are not alone …
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  • Back to School: Celebrating the Educators at Woodlawn

    As children across the country head back to school this fall, we want to take the opportunity to acknowledge the significant contributions to our country’s education system made by some of the generous and talented individuals buried at Woodlawn Cemetery. The beautiful cemetery at Woodlawn is home to many notable individuals from the Bronx and …
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  • Never Forget: Honoring the First Responders of 9/11

    Twenty-one years ago, the September 11 terrorist attacks forever changed our nation. These tragic events are etched into the minds of anyone old enough to remember that day. Nearly 3,000 lives were taken; 11 of these men and women are laid to rest here at The Woodlawn Cemetery. Every year, we honor their memories, reading …
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  • Proud to Serve All Neighbors

    When someone plans a funeral, burial, or cremation for their loved one, they often wish to celebrate their own religious beliefs or cultural background. Here at Woodlawn, we are proud to serve different ethnic backgrounds across the Bronx and beyond. No matter what your religious beliefs or cultural heritage are, our experienced staff will help …
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  • How Grief Affects a Parent Experiencing the Loss of a Child

     Undergoing the death of a loved one is a traumatic experience, especially when it is your own child. No parent expects to have to make funeral arrangements for their own son or daughter. At Woodlawn, we help families in the Bronx and beyond find the perfect resting place for their loved one. Our compassionate staff …
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  • Honoring Veterans at Woodlawn

      Visitors to Woodlawn Cemetery will find thousands of our nation’s bravest individuals buried and commemorated here. We are proud to provide high-quality burial and cremation to veterans and their families in the Bronx and beyond. This is our way of thanking these men and women for their incredible sacrifices. We are proud to honor …
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  • 5 Tips on Establishing a Will

    Putting together a will is a big decision, and at Woodlawn Cemetery, we encourage our neighbors in the Bronx to take this important step as soon as they feel ready. Just like preplanning your funeral, having a will in place helps you prepare for the future and provides peace of mind in regard to what …
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