Funeral Service Reaches Out to the Troops

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Funeral Service Reaches Out to the Troops
Aurora Casket Sponsors “Armed Forces Day” at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

Aurora, IN — May 25, 2011 — The nation’s largest privately owned funeral services supplier, Aurora Casket Company, sponsored “Armed Forces Day” on May 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Item donations and financial contributions from the event supported the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, a nonprofit that sends more than 30 care packages a week to those serving overseas. The event was covered live by 96 Rock, WFTK and featured a Veterans Affairs mobile unit, concessions and live entertainment by rock band Cover Model.

“It’s a great opportunity for the public to thank our veterans, to support the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and for the students to be good neighbors,” Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science President Karen Giles said of the second annual event. Colonel Giles served for 22 years and is the former Director of the Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base.

Sponsoring Armed Forces day is one of several ways Aurora Casket Company recognizes those who have served. The company’s “Honoring the Veterans” program allows families to donate to the American Red Cross, Vietnam Veterans of America or the National World War II Museum.

“As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices our troops have made fighting for our country,” said Aurora’s Director of Creative Marketing Marty Strohofer. “At Aurora Casket Company we continually honor those who have defended our freedoms and this celebration is one of the many ways we show our appreciation.”

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Support Center and requested item donations, visit For more information on Aurora Casket Company, visit


About Aurora Casket

Aurora Casket is the largest family-owned funeral supplier in America. Founded in 1890, the company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, and technology products to funeral home clients across America. Aurora is a fifth-generation family business, owned and operated by the Barrott and Backman families. For more information, visit


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