Deciding Who Will Deliver the Eulogy

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Delivering a eulogy is one of the greatest privileges a person can have. At the same time, however, the experience of delivering the final farewell to a friend or loved one can be emotionally overwhelming. As you are thinking about people you would like to speak at the funeral you are planning, or even at your own memorial service, consider who would be able to rise to the occasion. Anyone who was close to the deceased can deliver a eulogy, though the honor is typically reserved for clergy at very religious funerals and memorial services. Given the emotional wherewithal it takes to deliver a eulogy, do not feel offended if people decline your offer to speak at your funeral or the funeral you are planning.

Meet with the funeral planners at Valley of the Temples in Oahu for help with all of the details of your funeral. Our funeral pre-planning experts can help put all of your arrangements in order so your family doesn’t have to when your time on earth comes to an end. Visit our memorial park or call us at (808) 239-8811 to learn more about our pre-planning services