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Old 06-02-2008, 10:55 AM
It's Not Rocket Surgery! It's Not Rocket Surgery! is offline
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I'm writing a speech for my dad's unveiling

We will be holding the unveiling ceremony for my dad's headstone this Sunday. (It's a Jewish ceremony, traditionally held on or before a year after the passing of the deceased. In his case, it's eight months.)

I volunteered to speak at the ceremony for the family. It will be a rather small group of about ten people. I have about 90 seconds of the speech written so far, and I cover how we miss him, some things that have happened since his passing, etc. But I need about another minute so the speech doesn't seem too short. Does anyone know of a "style manual" or other site that helps with this sort of thing?
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:04 PM
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I have about 90 seconds of the speech written so far, and I cover how we miss him, some things that have happened since his passing, etc.
I'm sorry for your loss.

I don't know about a style manual, but I would suggest you spend a minute talking about something personal to you, what he meant, something in the past year where his memory inspired you, or something else about how you feel about his passing. Although you're speaking "for the family" as part of that, you can speak some for yourself.

Good luck.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:08 PM
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Speaking about his accomplishments or things he was known for could work.
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