Preserving History For The Ages
Monuments play an important part of any permanent memorial of a loved-one. For about as long as mankind has been on Earth, people have sought to remember their deceased with long-lasting, elegant monuments that can capture a person’s memory for centuries. Monuments can take a number of forms, and the memorial industry offers a wide selection too choose from. The most common memorial monuments are headstones, but bronze and marble statues also make excellent monuments to preserve a person’s memory for the ages. Many urns are also sculpted into mini-monuments that, besides storing a person’s ashes, also assure that special memories stay alive for generations.
Headstone monuments today most commonly come in two varieties: bronze and granite. Both varieties are quite beautiful and sturdy, perfect for your memorial. (And it should be noted that the sale of many bronze headstone monuments includes a free bronze vase, if the customer desires one.) Bronze headstone monuments typically include bronze plates with special memorial designs and lettering that names the deceased as well as the dates of birth and death. These plates are then attached to granite bases and then installed in cemeteries as headstone monuments. Granite headstone memorials, meanwhile, are formed from one of the worlds oldest and strongest natural materials, which has been shaped, polished and chiseled into monuments that will certainly last for ages.
Monuments also, of course, come in the form of bronze, marble or fiberglass statues, and all three materials are commonly available from memorial dealers. These monuments are elaborately sculpted in any number of shapes and figures that can represent special themes of a person’s life. Statue monuments are often of a very religious nature featuring such images as The Virgin Mary praying solemnly, Jesus Christ dragging a cross, or angles dancing peacefully. The most sought after statue monuments are those made of bonded marble, and which feature angels or saints.
Urns can also serve as mini-monuments to the people whose ashes they preserve. The memorial industry offers a large selection of urn monuments made from glass, ceramic, marble, or metal. These monuments can take on a large number of different themes, from religious to military to nature to simple happiness.
And, finally, many people have built private monuments in their homes to remember beloved military personnel, and flag cases set atop a beautiful pedestal or hung from a wall are often the centerpiece of these monuments. Many flag cases can also be attached to or displayed with a showcase, in which military coins, badges or medals can be displayed. These beautiful flag case monuments offer a way to honor the legacy of a true hero, and perserve it for many future generations.
Whatever form they take, monuments are an important part of any family’s grieving process. Psychologists say that it is important to establish special places that family members know they can visit occasionally to remember their lost lost-loved ones. Monuments certainly do just that, and because they can be customized to fit the personality of the deceased, they are perfect for keeping precious memories alive for eternity.
Monuments can serve as permanent memorials even for people whose bodies have been cremated (a tradition whose popularity is increasing dramatically). No matter how the ashes are disbursed, cremated loved ones are often given monuments in today’s cemeteries.