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On Monday, November 8th 2004, five Texans will be buried at sea in Eternal Reefs artificial reef balls off the coast of South Padre Island, Texas. This will mark the second memorial reef burial at the Port Isabel reef site. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 26, 2004 -- Families will attend the viewing and reef placement ceremonies for Austin and Houston, Texas natives Nene Sims, Glenn Rowe Pollard, Charles Pratt, Iris Schaa and Lola Kate Van Cleave. Eternal Reefs is the only company in the United States to offer underwater burial at sea in artificial reef balls. For families and individuals that choose cremation rather than burial, Eternal Reefs offers a new memorial option that replaces cremation urns and ash scattering with a permanent environmental living legacy. As reef systems have declined from natural disasters, Eternal Reefs will supply South Padre with memorial reef balls to develop local environmental ecosystems. Healthy coral reef systems are vital to both fishing and scuba enthusiasts, providing a fundamental undersea habitat that attracts diverse marine life. Establishing new reefs is a tool that is used to take the pressure off the natural reef systems and help repair the damage that has been done by mankind. As a fishing and diving reef site, South Padre will provide a nurturing environment for fish and other forms of sea life that are critical to the environment. An astonishing 45 percent of families that have chosen cremation still have the remains at home sitting on a shelf or in a closet. An Eternal Reef is a permanent memorial option that takes the remains and creates new life in the form of reef habitat for fish, turtles and other forms of sea life. Cremation is growing dramatically in the United States, and by 2010, the procedure may be included in 40 percent of funerals, according to the Cremation Association of North America. About Eternal Reefs Inc. Eternal Reefs, Inc is an Atlanta-based company that provides creative environmentally enhancing means to memorialize the cremated remains of a loved one. The company incorporates cremated remains into a concrete mixture used to cast artificial reef formations. The artificial reefs are dedicated as permanent memorials while also bolstering natural coastal reef formations. Contact Eternal Reefs Inc. at: www.eternalreefs.com

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