Honor Your Loved One With a Memorial Star

Published: September 12, 2022
by Medina Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Families honor their loved one’s memory after their cremation services in Bells, TN. in many different ways. They may plant a tree in their honor or create a memorial garden. They may even donate a bench to a public park or make a monetary donation to a charity in their loved one’s name. While these are all wonderful ways to honor your loved one’s memory, if you are looking for a more unique option, consider honoring them with their own memorial star.  

What is a Memorial Star?

A memorial star is an actual star that will be dedicated in honor of your loved one. This memorial star will be in a constellation that is visible all year round so that you can view this wonderful tribute anytime you wish. It’s important to note that these star names will be entered in the National Star Registry and that nobody else may choose that star to name. However, these star names are not actually used by NASA or other astronomical entities. 

Why Name a Star?

Having a star named in honor of your loved one is a wonderful and different way to keep their memory alive. This can be especially true if your loved one was a fan of space, stars, the universe, or even sci-fi.  Also, knowing you can gaze up on a dark starry night and see your loved one’s star twinkling back at you can provide much needed comfort and feelings of closeness to your loved one.  

How Do I Name a Star?

To acquire your loved one a memorial star you can simply look online and find several companies that offer this service. With most providers, you will have a choice of packages to choose from. Typically the package will include: 

- A star chart with the location of the star marked 

- A star chart of the constellation 

- Certificate of registration  

- A description of the constellation  

How Much Does a Memorial Star Cost?

With many providers offering this service, prices can range widely. Some providers offer instant certificates starting at around $19.95 as well as complex packages that can cost around $79 or more. It truly depends on what provider you choose as well as the package options you select. 

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Final Thoughts

Although the name of the star is not official as it is not used or recognized by astronomical entities, the name is recorded in the National Star Registry which has been around since 1978. Having the name in this book means that nobody else can name that star as it is dedicated to your loved one. Because of this, naming a memorial star for your loved one can be a really unique and special way to pay tribute to their memory.   

If you would like more information about ways to honor your loved one after their cremation services in Bells, TN, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Our compassionate and knowledgeable funeral directors would love to talk with you one-on-one about your cremation or memorial needs.

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