Dual granite grey headstone laser etched with leaves around the edges. There is a large wreath with yellow flowers and a white bow laying at the foot
Headstone Engraving

Granite Engraving Methods

Throughout history the art of engraving stone has served a variety of purposes from recounting and paying tribute to significant moments and people throughout history, to memorializing the lives of loved ones, and those that came before us. Over the years, there have been many different types of stone used for engraving and creating stone monuments and memorials. Today, granite…

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marble grey stone formed in a quarry
Headstones & Memorials

Granite Headstones: How are they made?

Many years ago, crafting a memorial from granite was a very labor-intensive process. However, with today’s advancements in technology and with the use of motorized tools, monument builders are now able to design and build detailed monuments more efficiently. A memorial is the last impression made by the deceased and is often used to share a small part of their…

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grey headstone that comes to a point at the top
Headstone Engraving

Engraving Headstone Inscriptions

When going through the process of having a headstone crafted, there are several choices that one must make. Such as selecting the stone type, color of granite, design, and shape of the headstone. In addition, one will also need to make decisions regarding the lettering and engraving style, as well as, the text style that will be used for the…

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Grey Granite upright headstone, with the Star of David engraved in the top center. Many stones sit on top of the headstone.
Headstone Engraving

What is an Epitaph?

Unless you have planned a funeral or purchased a headstone in the past, it is possible you have never even heard the word epitaph. So, what is an epitaph? The true definition is a phrase or statement written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone. The word epitaph originates via Latin from…

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upright light grey granite headstone with 3 roses engraved in each top corner and there is a small granite flat marker at the base of the upright headstone with a small American flag sticking out of the ground
Headstones & Memorials

10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Headstone

Purchasing a headstone can be a very confusing process, with so many decisions to make and design options available. Due to the overwhelming grief that often comes with laying a loved one to rest, there are many additional questions, aside from aesthetics, that many often forget to ask. Here are the top 10 questions you should be asking before purchasing…

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Washington Monument a tall neutral colored obelisk monument, it is surrounded by a circle of American flags, with bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds
Civic Monuments, Historical Monuments

Top 5 Must See Monuments in D.C.

Every year millions of people visit our Nation’s Capital to learn more about our nation’s history. Washington D.C. is well known for its plethora of civic monuments, erected to honor and pay tribute to our many ancestors and the veterans that fought bravely for the American people and the American dream. When touring the Capital bear in mind the significance…

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square granite headstone, with an engraved K-9 German Shepard with an outline of a police badge
Headstones & Memorials, pet memorial

Pet Memorials

People have had pets for centuries, over the years the role our pets play in our lives has changed from pet, to companion or best friend, and now for some of us our pets are our children. No matter what your pet was to you, when they pass on there is a sense of sadness. No one to welcome you…

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white boat parked at dock of uss arizona in pacific ocean
Historical Monuments

Pearl Harbor Memorials in Hawaii

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and Americans everywhere are reminded of the sacrifices and lives lost during WW2 and the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year millions of people from around the world travel to Oahu, Hawaii to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorials and pay tribute to the 2,403 people that lost their lives on December 7,…

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WW2 memorial of 3 attached stone cylinders, sitting on a circular base with a vase of pink flowers.
Cremation Monuments

Cremation Monuments: Rising in Popularity

Cremation is not a new alternative. In fact, modern cremation originated in 1873, over a century ago, in Italy. However, America didn’t adopt cremation until a few years later in 1876. For decades in-ground burials have been the go-to for eternal rest; because, they provided friends and family with a place to mourn and pay their respects and, at the…

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