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Content here represents the voice of SIGNATURE SUNSETS, an informational initiative designed to broaden and brighten horizons in the funerary domain.

The material is an outgrowth of a pre-planning reference book, Pondering Leaves: Composing and Conveying Your Life Story's Epilogue, written by the author of this blog.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

CAMPUS COLUMBARIUM

JOURNEY JOURNAL... Richmond, Virginia

A COLLEGIAL DISPOSITION

Commencements at collegiate institutions generally direct graduates to focus on their futures.  Though this may not come to mind as mortarboards are tossed in the air at the University of Richmond, alumni there can contemplate a long-term opportunity for a permanent return to campus once their futures have been realized.  A sizable columbarium and memorial garden on the east grounds of Cannon Chapel makes this possible.  It is managed through the Office of the Chaplaincy.  



3000 niches that can accommodate one or two urns are available for use by alumni, faculty, staff, and families at a cost of $3000. each.  Names with birth and death dates can be engraved on their granite frontal facades. 


Alternatively, for $350. one can have cremated remains placed directly in the ground within the scattering garden that encircles a water feature.  Names and dates are noted collectively on individual brass plates attached to the top of a single memorial stone embedded in the hedge.


This secluded area nestled among wooded trees offers a quiet site for contemplation and repose amidst the activity of a lovely 350-acre campus. 



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