BJ Chrisler gave us an overview of how best to deal with funerals and
funeral preparations. Comparing the personal loss of a friend or family member with the nation’s loss on 9/11, he walked us through a series of stages … when and how did we hear of the loss, how do you gather together with other mourners, building a celebration of the life of the 
deceased. The guiding principle is what’s easiest for the surviving family. Putting an intentional plan in place is always better than being forced to make decisions while still in shock or in mourning.