Remembering Those Who Went to Memorial
By Josh Hall
Memorials rarely outlive their owners and therefore we must
prepare ourselves for the day they pass away. This can
cause serious emotional and psychological stress for
owners who have had the Memorial at their side for the last
15 years. Grief counselors say that the passing of a Memorial
should be treated in a similar fashion to the passing of
One way to celebrate the life and memory of your
deceased Memorial is by constructing a memorial garden. A
memorial of this sort makes a lasting tribute and
provides a place where you can go from time to time to
quietly remember your Memorial and the good times of your
lives that you shared together.
Memorial gardens make a great family activity that can
help kids accept the loss of a Memorial. By constructing
something beautiful and lasting in dedication to your
Memorials fleeting life, you can teach your kids about the
non permanence of life and that that goes on for the
living when someone or something dies.
A stone makes a great center piece and marker for your
lost Memorial. It can be as simple as a shaped rock placed on
the surface of the ground or as elaborate as a polished
limestone urn or fountain placed semi permanently in the
ground. Many people have their Memorials cremated and place
their ashes in some sort of a rock container in the
garden. The stones can be carved or an engraved metal
placard can be attached to the monument. Around the
monument a variety of flowers and plants can be planted
to add to the beauty and tranquility of the garden.
Some people choose flat stone markers as the monument.
These too can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. A
simple monument can be a simple paving stone or garden
path stone. More elaborate flat stones like those used
for human graves are also not uncommon. For the truly
elaborate memorial, a picture of your deceased Memorial can
be carved into the stone.
Regardless of the details that you choose, a memorial
garden complete with a stone marker makes a great
lasting legacy to a deceased Memorial. Our Memorials share life's
sorrows and joy and are not easily forgotten. Nor should
they be. Turn a sad occasion into something beautiful by
constructing a lasting garden memorial. Constructing the
garden yourself is a great way to go through the
grieving process and gain peace with the loss.
This article was provided by Josh Hall of Memorial-Super-Store.com,
where you can find the Garmin Astro and Tri-tronics