Why cremation instead of a traditional burial? Because cremation is clean and simple. Cremation is an option Americans of many faiths and backgrounds now choose. Cremation takes place in no more than four hours in a brick-lined enclosure called a retort. It is environmentally friendly and requires no embalming. A very simple option, indeed.
What is cremation, exactly?
Cremation is simply changing a body from its original state to ash and particles with heat. The option of cremation after a loved one passes is an important one to consider. Currently, traditional burial is the most popular type of funeral. But cremation is also becoming more and more popular. There is no casket used and ashes are either scattered, buried or placed in vessels called urns. Cremation is quick – it takes less than a day.