It is said that every person worthy of having lived is worthy of being remembered. A memorial is much more than a commemorative marker for the deceased; it serves as a lasting remembrance of an absent loved one, honoring them for generations to come.
Selecting a Traditional Monument
The entire landscape of Cedar Hill Cemetery was conceived as the most appropriate memorial to all who are buried here. Each lot is considered an integral part of the whole. The cemetery’s historic landscape incorporates open space areas that require level markers to maintain the landscape perspective while other areas visually integrate above-ground monuments in the overall design. Therefore, the cemetery section and lot you select will determine whether a monument or marker appropriately complements the landscape. These guidelines apply also to monument size and design.
Only granite monuments and markers are used at Cedar Hill. Granite can withstand long years of exposure to the elements and responds well to preservation and restoration techniques. Even the oldest granite monuments at Cedar Hill show little erosion; today, many of them appear virtually as they did when they were new.
A stone bench, tree or landscape feature dedicated to the memory of your loved one can be a fitting alternative to a traditional monument. Cedar Hill welcomes such memorials in keeping with the concept of the cemetery as a memorial to all. Experienced staff is available to help you select the manner of commemoration that will best express your intent.
Commemoration Through A Gift to the Living
You can make a meaningful gesture of remembrance through contributions that enhance the lives of others. A tax deductible contribution to Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation can benefit all of Cedar Hill’s families as well as the larger community. For additional information, visit Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation’s website.