Some will see a soldier on bended knee, rifle in hand, praying before a cross. For the families that joined together in 1928 to open this cemetery, family and freedom were not idle words spoken lightly. Just nine years before, the Versailles Treaty ended World War I.
A total of 16.5 million people died in what was called “the war to end all wars”, and over 20 million were wounded. Over six million of the dead were civilians. Pretty much every person on the planet was affected by a few power hungry individuals dishonoring the rights of all people regarding freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, right of petition, the right to bear arms, equal justice and the right to own property.
And when those rights get tampered with, American families are willing to give up some of their own family members to protect the rights of the many. Do you remember how you felt on 9/11?
Families! Calumet Park and Rendina Funeral Home are all about the family. Calumet Park is the final resting place of tens of thousands of people, and it is still family owned and operated. This family cemetery is watched over as you watch over your children, with love and respect and care unlike any other cemetery in NW Indiana. After all, the families of the founders are here.
Call us now or come in to see if Calumet Park Cemetery is right for your family. (219-769-8803) Although the focus has always been in helping families during their time of greatest need, there has always been a special place in the hearts of the Calumet Park’s owners and staff for veterans, and Cal Park has tremendous savings programs for them all year, either at the time of need or on a pre-need basis.
For more information, page through the other posts in the blog and go to calumetparkcemetery.com
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