Do you know your great-grandparents names? Heather McElhatton talks to Dr. Barry Baines, Vice President of “Celebrations of Life” says most people don’t, which means statistically, your great-grandchildren probably won’t know your name either…Unless you do something.
Like writing a Legacy Letter or an ethical will, which is a way to share your thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams with future generations. A Legacy Letter is not a legal document; it does not distribute your valuables… but instead your values. It’s a heartfelt expression of what truly matters most in your life. An ethical will may be one of the most cherished and meaningful gifts you can leave to your family and community. More information here: www.celebrationsoflife.net
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