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Atlanta, GA  (August 19, 2002) - Today, Eternal Reefs Inc. announced Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida as the location of the next community reef site in the
United States.  The Ft. Lauderdale deployment is scheduled for Tuesday,
October 1, 2002.  Eternal Reefs will provide Broward County, Florida with
fifteen Reef Ball memorial reefs to develop local environmental ecosystems.

Eternal Reefs, Inc. is a company that creates permanent living legacies that
memorialize the passing of a loved one.   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.

The company has created and added to designed reef sites in Sarasota and
Marco Island, Florida working with municipalities to use their permitted
locations for deployments. Eternal Reefs Inc. inaugurated the first
community reef in the United States in Charleston, South Carolina,
partnering with McAlister-Smith funeral home.  The Charleston launch was the
first community reef in which twenty-five memorials with cremated remains
were deployed at the same time.

"The entire consciousness of memorialization is changing, notes Don Brawley,
president, Eternal Reefs Inc., "People want to do the right thing with their
loved ones' remains, and we offer the only environmentally positive burial

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.  An astonishing 45 percent of
families that have chosen cremation still have the remains at home sitting
on a shelf or in a closet.

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 reef ball artificial reef formations. The artificial reefs are
as permanent memorials while also bolstering natural coastal reef

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