Thank you seems such an inadequate phrase to use when expressing our gratefulness to all veterans who have served, and are currently serving to ensure our freedom in America. These men and women and their families deserve our unwavering support and undying gratitude all year. A very special THANK YOU to the families of service men and women who have died defending the freedom we often take for granted.
Independence Day (July 4) is a celebration of all the positive aspects of the United States originating with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The first description of how Independence Day would be celebrated was in a letter from John Adams to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776. He described "pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations" throughout the United States. Interestingly, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, both signers of the Declaration of Independence and presidents of the United States, died on July 4, 1826 - exactly 50 years after the adoption of the declaration.
Unfortunately, it is also one of the busiest days for emergency rooms. Please be careful, particularly with children, around bar-b-ques and fireworks.
Also, our veterans section has valuable information about available benefits for veterans and their families. Some include real estate tax exemptions, emergency assistance, family benefits and burial and memorial benefits. Please don't hesitate to give us a call if we can be of any assistance. We are also available to discuss any of your pre-planning or funeral service needs.
We appreciate your continued referrals and continued confidence in us and our dedicated staff to always provide you with the highest level of personal and compassionate care. It is a joy to serve you and our neighbors in the Monongahela community.
Marshall and Rene Marra
Marra Funeral Home
216 Chess Street
Monongahela, PA 15063