The fourth episode of NFDA’s new podcast, A Brush With Death will be released Tuesday, December 10! In this episode, Ethan Morse talks about his journey from tomb guard sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to filmmaker. He discusses his films “The Unknowns”, a documentary about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Sentinels who stand guard at our Nation’s most sacred shrine, and the soon-to-be-released “Honor Guard”, a four-part series that highlights the dedication members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment—The Old Guard—show in paying their respects to those who gave all.
New podcast episodes will be released by the second Tuesday of each month. Episodes can be found on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher and other apps (e.g., Pocket Casts, Overcast) through which podcasts can be downloaded. Funeral directors can also visit the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/abrushwithdeath, to listen to episodes.
In the first episode of A Brush With Death, NFDA Education Manager Sara Moss, who also is a licensed funeral director and hospice volunteer, discussed the remarkable end-of-life care hospice professionals provide to patients and their families and how funeral directors can better work with hospice professionals to support patients and families at the end of life.
In October, attorney Michael Sharkey, CFSP, CCO, explored legal issues impacting funeral directors and their businesses. He shared advice on how to reduce the potential for lawsuits and best practices that can help keep your funeral home out of court.
In November, Lacy Robinson, CFSP, NFDA director of member development, talked about how funeral homes can communicate the added value they bring to the cremation discussion. Robinson believes any meaningful cremation discussion should be a conversation about honoring the life of a loved one.