It involves the process of Exhuming the remains from their initial resting place and then placing them in a new location.
Reinterment may occur for various reasons, including but not limited to:
Family wishes: Reinterment may take place if the deceased person's family or loved ones decide to move the remains to a different Cemetery or Burial Plot. This could be due to a desire to have the individual buried closer to family members or in a location of sentimental or cultural significance.
Cemetery relocation: In some cases, entire cemeteries may need to be relocated or closed due to factors such as urban development, land repurposing, or environmental concerns.
Commemorative purposes: Reinterment can occur as part of a Memorial or commemorative event. For example, if historical figures or veterans are being honored, their remains may be moved to a more prominent or ceremonial burial site for public remembrance or to establish a dedicated memorial.
Legal or administrative requirements: Reinterment may be necessary to comply with legal or administrative regulations. This can include cases where a burial site needs to be relocated due to zoning laws, cemetery regulations, or the need for proper documentation and permits.
Reinterment typically involves careful planning and coordination with appropriate authorities, such as Funeral Directors, cemetery officials, and other legal entities. It often includes the issuance of permits, adherence to burial regulations, and respectful handling of the remains during the exhumation and reburial process.