The Value Of A Memorial Bench

Memorial BenchThere are many beautiful ways to customize grave markers, but traditional headstones are not for everyone. For those who wish to be cremated, with their ashes spread in a special place, or those who simply want an alternative to the traditional grave memorial, a bench may be something to think about.

Memorial benches are usually made from stone, often granite, and are simple, elegant places where anyone can sit and enjoy a quiet moment. Each bench is different, and different types of granite and stone can be used to personalize the experience. Fairview Monument Company, for instance, offers a rose granite bench, jet black bench, and an Indian red bench as well as benches that are finished or topped with wood like mahogany. Each of these benches has a different color, and can be made into different bench forms to fit the preferences of the deceased or his or her family members.

Regardless of the type of material and exact style of bench chosen, a bench is a versatile way to remember a loved one. The bench can be engraved with a loved one’s name, or an important place, quote, or saying. Any words or images placed on the bench will be visible for anyone in the area who wants to look, and learn something about someone who has passed on.

The bench itself can be placed almost anywhere, including a favorite place like a park or backyard, or a cemetery where your loved one was laid to rest. Wherever the bench is placed, it provides a place for you, family, friends, and strangers to take a moment to relax and sit down. You’ll be able to look around and see the place that your loved one enjoyed, or just take a peaceful moment to yourself.

Because a bench can be placed anywhere, and can be a place of support and love, the value of a memorial bench isn’t simply in providing a grave marker. Benches are, instead, a way to create a quiet place for reflection and remembering. Once a bench has been installed and engraved with the name of your loved one or other important information, it is a place where people can go to sit, relax, and reflect. It is available for anyone, including strangers.

If you or loved one wants to be remembered in a non traditional way, or just provide a few moments of peace for others, a bench may be a good option.