What Are Memorial Benches?
By Dave Gorski
Garden memorial rocks and memorial benches are the
latest use of an old idea for creating beautiful, unique
and elegant reminders of those wonderful individuals or
family pets who have created such lasting joy in our
hearts. A memorial tree plaque can help to express the
love as well as the emotions of loss that is created
when someone we are close to passes away. Sometimes the
oldest ideas have the most grace and add the greatest
dignity at such a time.
Although this idea is enjoying a tremendous come back it
isn't an entirely new idea, even the Late President
Andrew Jackson has a unique memorial tree plaque in his
private family cemetery at the historic home, known as
the Hermitage, in Tennessee. This beautiful example of a
hand carved tribute stands almost five feet tall and has
stood for over a hundred years drawing many visitors
every year who marvel at the intricate engravings and
beautiful, elegant details of flowers and birds.
Many other people have expounded upon this idea of the
use of a memorial tree plaque and donated hundreds of
living trees to national as well as public parks in
memory of loved ones who have passed on from this life.
In like manner, pet cemeteries are made even more
beautiful by the memorial tree plaque instead of the
more common granite or marble headstones.
There are many web sites on the Internet that can assist
you in developing creative and elegant ideas for
creating the perfect memorial for your loved ones. They
are professional companies that are dedicated to the
time honored traditions of helping to leave a lasting
tribute to honor those who have given so much to their
loved ones throughout their life time, no matter how
short or how long. It will only take a small amount of
time to research out the company that is best for you.
Don't forget to explore the idea of placing a bench with
in the area where you can spend some quality time
reflecting upon the life accomplishments of those in
whose name you have so generously donated the gift of a
memorial tree or stone bench.