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One website is making visiting the cemetery a thing of the past

SALT LAKE CITY, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day is recognized as the gateway

to summer, a time more often associated with backyard barbecues, department store sales, or quick vacations. There was a time not too long ago that the last Monday in May held the same parades and patriotism now more commonly shifted to Independence Day. We have moved away from the origins in 1866 -- a day set aside to honor American soldiers who have died in military service. In the early 20th century, Memorial Day became an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not.

There are still many who celebrate Memorial Day in a traditional way, but the world has changed around them. Extended families were once within 30 miles of each other, are now spread across the country. Co-workers who were once all within a single building are now distributed across the world. A photograph of a loved one could only be enjoyed by someone in sight of the picture frame, but can now be digitally shared anywhere in the world. These changes make visiting a cemetery more and more difficult for people. changes how people think of, and celebrate, the lives of their loved ones. This Facebook-style website allows friends and family to share pictures and memories from anywhere in the world, at any time. By combining videos, pictures and stories, an online memorial will share more about a person's life and legacy than a headstone ever can.

Thousands of people have created memorials online to surround themselves virtually with others who can share fond memories and contribute their own photos. Often these pictures are at full resolution, so they can be printed and framed. It's also easy to invite others to the memorial website (e.g. and collect contributed pictures, memories, and condolences from every corner of the world.

"We wanted to create a community that everyone could share, without the hassle of having to build and maintain their own website," said Andrew Jorgensen, President. "Now, anyone with a computer can create a memorial in less than 10 minutes, invite friends and family, and watch the memories come pouring in."

That's about as much time as it takes to set up the barbecue.

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Contact: Andrew JorgensenCompany: Remembered.comPhone: 917-696-1165Email: marketing@remembered.comWeb:

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