Memorial Headstones

Memorial headstones have been the most common way to permanently memorialize members of cultures all across the globe for centuries. And they remain so today. Even people whose bodies have been cremated (a tradition whose popularity is increasing dramatically) are typically memorialized with memorial headstones installed in cemeteries, often in a family plot.

For many years, memorial headstones were large, up-right pieces of sculpted stone that contained written information about the people whose grave they marked. While memorial headstones nowadays are smaller with upright size or plaque-like pieces of bronze or granite or a combination of the two, are displayed directly on the ground at the head of a grave. These memorial headstones typically memorialize one individual or a couple.

Memorial headstones are used to help families cope with their losses. By having memorial headstones for loved-ones always available to view in specific locations. But, besides their emotional value, memorial headstones are also important for historians. Memorial headstones assure that lives can be documented decades, or even centuries, after death. The study construction of memorial headstones assures that the people being memorialized will be remembered long after the elements have destroyed paper records or technology has made electronic records obsolete.

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Memorial Epitaphs

— William Shakespeare’s Memorial Epitaphs famously declares;

Good friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the dust enclosèd here.
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And cursed be he that moves my bones.

— Simpler warning of inevitability of death:

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you will be,
Prepare for death and follow me.

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