Monday, November 8th, five Texans will be buried at sea in Eternal
Reefs artificial reef balls off the coast of South Padre Island, Texas.
This will mark the second memorial reef burial at the Port Isabel reef
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 26, 2004 --
Families will attend the viewing and reef placement ceremonies for
Austin and Houston, Texas natives Nene Sims, Glenn Rowe Pollard,
Charles Pratt, Iris Schaa and Lola Kate Van Cleave.
Eternal Reefs is the only company in the United States to offer
underwater burial at sea in artificial reef balls. For families and
individuals that choose cremation rather than burial, Eternal Reefs
offers a new memorial option that replaces cremation urns and ash
scattering with a permanent environmental living legacy.
As reef systems have declined from natural disasters, Eternal Reefs
will supply South Padre with memorial reef balls to develop local
environmental ecosystems. Healthy coral reef systems are vital to both
fishing and scuba enthusiasts, providing a fundamental undersea habitat
that attracts diverse marine life. Establishing new reefs is a tool
that is used to take the pressure off the natural reef systems and help
repair the damage that has been done by mankind. As a fishing and
diving reef site, South Padre will provide a nurturing environment for
fish and other forms of sea life that are critical to the environment.
An astonishing 45 percent of families that have chosen cremation still
have the remains at home sitting on a shelf or in a closet. An Eternal
Reef is a permanent memorial option that takes the remains and creates
new life in the form of reef habitat for fish, turtles and other forms
of sea life. Cremation is growing dramatically in the United States,
and by 2010, the procedure may be included in 40 percent of funerals,
according to the Cremation Association of North America.
About Eternal Reefs Inc.
Eternal Reefs, Inc is an Atlanta-based company that provides creative
environmentally enhancing means to memorialize the cremated remains of
a loved one. The company incorporates cremated remains into a concrete
mixture used to cast artificial reef formations. The artificial reefs
are dedicated as permanent memorials while also bolstering natural
coastal reef formations. Contact Eternal Reefs Inc. at: www.eternalreefs.com
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