CEMETERY

Monuments and Memorials

There are countless ways to memorialize loved ones. Memorials provide a focal point for family and friends to express affection and help preserve our heritage. A memorial can be thought of as a customized tribute to a person’s life. The most common memorial is a marker or monument at the cemetery.

There are countless ways to memorialize loved ones. Memorials provide a focal point for family and friends to express affection and help preserve our heritage. A memorial can be thought of as a customized tribute to a person’s life. The most common memorial is a marker or monument at the cemetery.

Modern trends in cemetery monumentation are inclined to be personalized; however, rules governing monument styles vary from cemetery to cemetery. Swan Point is conservative when it comes to monument styles and focuses on classic design that will stand the test of time, as well as the integrity of the monument’s construction.

We understand the personal and sensitive nature of choosing a memorial for a loved one. To avoid the erection of monuments or other structures that are completely out of harmony with the general character of those already existing at Swan Point, the cemetery’s approval must be obtained prior to the erection of any structure. An experienced Counselor will be happy to assist you in the planning and design of your loved one’s monument. Our goal is to ensure that all of your needs and expectations are met during this difficult time.

flat-markersFlat Markers are flush with the ground and are most often made of granite. Single markers measure 20 to 36 inches long and 10 to 18 inches wide.

raised-markersRaised Markers rise up above the ground level on the top edge and slope down towards the bottom edge.

headstonesHeadstones are grave markers that stand above the level of the grave. Usually they are 6-8 inches thick and set on a granite base. Common headstone shapes are rectangular, but can be any shape providing the design is approved by Swan Point.

monumentsMonuments are very large headstones that can be sculptural, obelisk, or another personal representation of the person memorialized. They can represent a single person, a couple or an entire family.

memorial-wallThe Memorial Wall is an 87½ foot, gracefully curved wall. It will accommodate inscriptions with adjacent burials for single to four space lots for casket or cremation interment. Additionally, there is a towering obelisk in this area that will accommodate the names of those buried in graves surrounding the obelisk.

sarcophagusA Sarcophagus is a stone coffin or tomb located above ground. They often bear inscriptions and are decorated with sculpture.

mausoleumA Mausoleum is an external freestanding building constructed as a monument enclosing the space or burial chamber of a deceased person or persons.

cenotaphA Cenotaph is an empty tomb or monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere.

urnsUrns are containers used to hold cremated remains. Traditional bronze urns, wooden urns and contemporary pottery urns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs to suit your personal style.

For more information regarding monument design and selection, and for a list of monument dealers, please call us at: (401) 272-1314. A Memorial Counselor will discuss additional details with you regarding available options.
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