Iowa mother says lawmakers should ban funeral protests

The measure is in response to protests by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group who frequently protests military funerals, including Kampha Sourivong’s funeral in 2006. Last week, members of the church told KCRG-TV9 and the Gazette that America …
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Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral: From public mourning to private family farewell at Mandai

The national flag draping the coffin was then lifted and folded by uniformed officers, in a drill common in state funerals. The flag was then handed to his eldest son Lee Hsien Loong, who is the Prime Minister. The coffin cover was lifted, in a symbolic …
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Funerals Set For Michigan Marines Killed In Florida Helicopter Crash

WARREN, Mich. (CBSMiami/AP) — Funeral services are set for two of three Michigan Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida. The chopper crashed during a training mission earlier this month. Staff Sergeants Marcus Bawol of …
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Funerals For Seven Brooklyn Fire Victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Funerals are planned today for seven siblings from an Orthodox Jewish family who died in an early morning house fire in New York City. Authorities say their mother and a teenage sister survived by jumping from the second floor of their …
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Proposed Cuts To Military Honors At Funerals

ROCKY HILL – Some veterans groups are outraged that one of the items cut from Gov. Dan Malloy’s proposed 2016/17 budget is funding for some honor guard detachment at veterans’ funerals. Specifically, the $469,533 cut would get rid of two members …
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