Along with members of my family, we wish to extend our tributes to a great lady.
I have experienced many funerals in my life and am so grateful for the ones
which focus, not on the tragedy of death, but on the accomplishments of life as
we bid farewell until a future, more glorious reunion. Sister Monson was a
great lady as witnessed by the out pouring of love at this important milestone
in her existence. May we all live as much of a Christ-like life as she did.
I am glad the funeral service of Sister Monson will be broadcast over internet
as millions of members would have loved to attend the service. By having a part
of funeral private, the family get privacy at the grave, but at the public part
of the services in the Tabernacle speeches and views of flowers etc. can be
shared with millions. I look forward to watching it. My deepest condolences to
President Monson and family!
I live in Montana. I will watch it too.Thank you, President Monson,
for sharing this sacred and tender event with all of us who live far from Salt
I live in California I will watch it
crawfordzoo,Just to clear up a point... I don't think anyone is
wrong for choosing to broadcast a funeral service. I'm just not in love
with the idea, that's all.
I don't see any difference between a public funeral, with hundreds of
people in attendance, and broadcasting it. Sister Monson was loved around the
world and I am glad President Monson chose to allow members and friends
worldwide to watch the proceedings. I would have understood if he had decided
against it, but am glad that it is available. From personal experience I know
that a funeral is a great way to feel the spirit and the love that our Heavenly
Father has for His children, as well as learn about the eternal truths.
While the nature of broadcasting is to take an event to a larger audience, I
don't know if I believe funerals are appropriate for broadcast television.
Maybe radio, but I'm not as sure about broadcasting pictures of a casket,
etc. I could be wrong and I certainly understand why some want it. I'm just
expression the notion that some families may not wish it for their loved ones...
so I wouldn't be disappointed it isn't.
Well they be broadcast on the web?
Will the funeral be broadcast on BYUTV or LDS.org?