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Memorials and remembrance

The traditional memorial for the dead is a headstone in a graveyard, marking either the grave or the place where the cremated remains have been spread or buried.

These can be beautifully prepared by skilled stone masons, who will offer a very broad range of styles and stone. Your funeral director should be able to put you in touch with a reputable stone mason.

There is no particular urgency to do this: you have plenty of time to choose the style, and the wording. If you need help choosing a memorial, a useful website is Gravestones HQ, which has lots of information about the different types that are available.

Added style

You may want something more individual. The Suffolk-based organisation Memorials by Artists shows what can be achieved by applying the imagination of artists to memorials. A browse through their website is revealing and inspirational.

Other ways of remembering

There are other ways, too, to keep the public memory of your departed loved ones alive:

  • Benches
  • Trees
  • Sports trophies
  • Scholarships
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