Sunday, December 18, 2016

How Can We Best Serve You?

by Dan Applegate
President, The Arlington Memorial Gardens

There are some things we know:

We know, for instance, that the loss of a loved one can be an event almost without parallel.

We know that it’s frequently the most traumatic and disfiguring experience a person will confront during his or her lifetime.

We know that the death of a loved one can leave survivors struggling with their emotions which often range from stupefying, surreal disorientation to a ferocious and profound grief.

We also know that sometimes all of this is true while at other times none of it is true.

We know this because each person’s response to loss and grief is unique and there is not a one-size fits all kind of description.

In serving those who have experienced a loss, we work very hard to provide the type and level of support and expertise that each person requires. In fact, our goal is always to provide Renowned Service. But in fulfilling that goal, we are predisposed to certain behaviors and activities that we believe are the most helpful to you and the easiest for you.

However, from time to time, we believe it’s a healthy exercise to ask for feedback. Therefore, if you would care to comment on anything and everything Arlington, please click here and scroll to the bottom where you’ll find our comment section -- and then fire away. Feel free to leave your contact information and we’ll follow-up with you on your comments. Thanks.

Dan Applegate became part of The Arlington Memorial Gardens organization in 2001 and has worked in the cemetery industry since 1981, including serving as Secretary/Treasurer and then as President of the Ohio state cemetery association.  He was appointed by Ohio Governor George Voinovich and served two terms on the Ohio Cemetery Dispute Resolution Commission, Ohio's cemetery oversight agency. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.