Cremation Memorialization 2017-07-26T23:21:32+00:00

Cremation Memorialization

When cremation is chosen as the final method of disposition, many individuals believe that memorialization is not necessary. Most would say that since there’s no grave, there’s no need for a grave marker. Originally, grave markers were just that; a means to mark the grave. For many regions, a grave marker was simply a historical record.

As record keeping began to change over time so did the desire for how a grave marker should look. Simple historical records were gradually transformed into a monument, which in Latin translates to “to remind”. People wanted a place to go to remember a loved one or close friend. Human beings today are no different. People still want a place to go to remember a loved one or close friend. This is possible regardless of whether traditional burial or cremation has been chosen as the final method of disposition.

Grief experts and a multitude of studies have shown the importance of establishing a permanent memorial regardless of the chosen method of disposition. Psychologists agree that those left behind after the loss of a loved one or close friend need a place to visit, reflect and remember. Cremation memorials service those needs.

Traditional cremation memorials can be as simple as a plaque on the face of a cemetery niche, a flat granite or bronze marker installed on the cemetery grounds or even placing the cremated remains inside the configuration of a cemetery memorial. Non-traditional cremation memorials are functional structures not necessarily set in the cemetery. These may be a granite pillar or lantern erected at home in the family garden, a granite bench installed at a favorite golf course, or even in the form of a rustic boulder installed on a hiking trail in the park or by a river or lake.

Unique cremation memorials, whether traditional or non-traditional, can perpetuate cherished memories and fulfill all of our desires to remember the individual loss of life.

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