Headstones are used to provide both a memorial and marker for loved ones. There are many considerations to take into account when obtaining a headstone for your loved one, as they come in many different styles, colors, shapes, and more. The right headstone for your loved one will help to depict their life and give peace and closure for family and friends of the deceased.
Cemeteries are often able to provide various headstones for the grave of your loved one. Some cemeteries feature primarily “flat markers” that are used to both mark a grave, as well as preserve the appearance of the surrounding landscape. These markers are relatively unobtrusive, but can still be extraordinarily effective tools for memorialization. Many cemeteries will also prefer these headstones, as they simplify the landscaping process, as they don’t stick up from the ground.
Upright headstones are often called “monuments.” These headstones come in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and styles. Due to the many different types of headstones available, thorough research should be undertaken before you choose the final headstone for your loved one.
Additionally, the Department of Veteran Affairs offers Government headstones or markers for the grave of any deceased eligible veteran, regardless of when they passed. These headstones are available at no expense to the applicant, though setting fees will depend primarily on the cemetery.
The right headstone will vary based on your needs. Headstones are generally made from granite to ensure a permanent, effective marker for a grave. They come in a large array of colors, shapes, sizes, and styles. Other fixtures can be obtained to help capture the memory of the loved one, as well as bring peace to their surviving family and friends. You may wish to consult with other family members when you choose a headstone to mark the grave of your loved one.