serve two primary purposes. First, the design, purchase, and erection
assist the survivors in overcoming their grief and getting through
the difficult transition period in which people adjust to the loss
of a loved one.
second function of a monument is one that serves a far reaching
purpose. Monuments and cemeteries serve as the primary visible link
between the past, present and future. They are practically the only
artifacts that survive for long periods of time outside of a museum.
They are an integral part of our culture and heritage and serve
as vital reminders of who we are and where we came from.
an increasingly anonymous world many people are searching for their
roots and a sense of identity. Monuments are especially valuable
in this respect because they provide concrete evidence, acting as
a 'time capsule' from the past. The knowledge that can be taken
away from monuments is a tremendous asset that is a cornerstone
of this very important search.
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monuments are made from either granite
or bronze. In the case of granite monuments,
granite is quarried from the ground in blocks, then sawn into
slabs, and then finished with a lot of arduous skilled labor.
monuments are made by first creating a wooden pattern which looks
exactly like the finished monument except for lettering and emblems.
Removable lettering and emblems are placed on the pattern and
a mold is made. Hot molten bronze is poured into this mold. After
the bronze has cooled down it is removed from the mold, cleaned,
machined, and polished. After some additional refinements it is
ready to be shipped to the cemetery.