SOURCE: Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers

St. Petersburg funeral and cremation services

November 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers Hosts Reflections: The American Funeral Tour at Ribfest

Mobile Museum Honors Veterans, Public Safety Officers, Presidents and Historical Figures

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - What do a President's rider-less horse saddle, Rosa Park's quiet act of defiance, and Abraham Lincoln's casket have in common? They're all part of Reflections: The American Funeral -- a mobile museum that is drawing crowds with its exploration of funeral customs and commemoration of veterans and others who serve our country. Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers hosts the St. Petersburg stop of the exhibit at Ribfest in Vinoy Park November 13th - 15th.

"Anderson-McQueen is honored to offer the opportunity for people to learn about the history of American funeral traditions," said John McQueen, chief operations officer of Anderson-McQueen. "It is a reminder that we all have the ability to plan in advance for the kind of celebration of our life that we would like and this can be a great help to those we leave behind. I am especially delighted that we can be a part of this event with the Northeast Exchange Club in helping a variety of youth-oriented causes through Ribfest."

Reflections is a 1,000 square foot mobile museum with exhibits that include a display of Abraham Lincoln featuring a reproduction of his casket and tracing the near three-week funeral procession and "The Final Curtain," which pays homage to celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Dale Earnhardt, Elvis Presley, and new additions for Ted Kennedy and Michael Jackson.

                 Reflections: The American Funeral Tour
          presented by Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers
                   Northeast Exchange Club's Ribfest
                      November 13th - 15th, 2009
                              Vinoy Park
                        701 Bayshore Drive NE
                       St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Admission to Reflections is free with the purchase of Ribfest tickets.


Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers is a second-generation funeral home and the only private, on-premise crematory serving the St. Petersburg area. Best known for personalized funerals, Anderson-McQueen offers unique services that may include memorial videos, balloon or butterfly releases, live webcasts, and Glory Ride™, a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle hearse. Pet Passages, cremation services for pets, is a growing area of service. Additional information about Anderson-McQueen can be found online at

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