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Firefighter Grave Markers

Friday, July 27, 2018 10:26:22 AM America/New_York

Big cities and small towns alike thrive on the bravery and sacrifices of everyday heroes. Some of the most celebrated heroes in communities around the world are the firefighters that work hard to keep families safe. All the brave men and women who train to become firefighters recognize the level of risk involved in performing the responsibilities of the job, but that does not make the loss of a firefighter any less painful. Selecting a headstone or monument that will be used to memorialize and honor a fallen firefighter can be difficult. However, this guide provides an overview of the selection process to help you better determine what kind of grave marker will suit your funeral needs and expectations.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Graveyard Security

Friday, July 27, 2018 10:20:37 AM America/New_York

When a loved one passes away, the days that follow can be busy and emotional for all the family members and friends involved. Challenging times like these can make it even more difficult to make decisions about the deceased's final resting place or funeral arrangements. Graveyard security, for example, might never cross your mind but it is a critical issue to consider before choosing a cemetery or burial ground. Most of us tend to focus on the intricacies of loss and the experience of visiting a loved one's burial site, but some people see graveyards as ideal places to prey on distracted visitors. In this article, we determine why graveyards need security as well as what steps you can take to keep a loved one or your belongings safe.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

Braille Headstones

Friday, July 27, 2018 10:14:52 AM America/New_York

Having a place to visit deceased family members and friends is important to anyone who has experienced death firsthand. These places provide a sense of comfort and closure that help us mourn and move on with time. However, being blind or even visually impaired may make it more difficult to visit or locate a loved one's grave without a certain system of identification. There are many ways of personalizing a gravestone in the modern world, and braille is quickly becoming a popular option for the blind and individuals that have blind family members. There are dozens of conditions and diseases that can cause blindness or visual impairment, but that doesn't mean that individuals with low vision should be restricted from visiting and honoring the deceased. In this article, we explain what braille headstones are, so you can better understand this rising trend and make an informed decision regarding your own end-of-life preferences.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

History of Mausoleums

Friday, July 27, 2018 10:05:00 AM America/New_York

Death is a fact that we all face at one point in life. Although burial traditions have changed tremendously since ancient times, many of the methods we used back then are still used today. Above-ground interment has been a common method of burial for millennia, particularly among royalty, nobility, and members of the elite. Westminster Abbey, the Great Pyramids, and even the Tomb of Christ are all notable examples of interment structures that have stood the test of time. In this article, we explore the history of mausoleums and how they came to be a popular option for above-ground interment in the modern world.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

American Flag Gravestone Etiquette

Monday, July 2, 2018 4:51:58 PM America/New_York

Any man or woman who honorably serves this nation is entitled to a flag-draped coffin or urn. At no cost to the family of the deceased, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs presents every veteran with a burial flag to commemorate the dedication and sacrifice it takes to defend freedom. The American flag is very meaningful to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, and each flag is given as a keepsake to the next of kin. Any funeral, graveside service, or memorial demands the utmost respect and decorum. Military traditions are highly dignified. In this guide, we explain the basics of American flag gravestone etiquette, so you know what to expect when it’s time to fold and drape the flag.

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Posted By Scott Steckman

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Create Your Loved One’s Customized Headstone

At Legacy Headstones it is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in order to create the perfect headstones for graves that honor your loved one. Legacy Headstones has been a family run business for almost 100 years so we understand the importance of a legacy. Creation and design of headstones may have changed over the years but one thing has not, our family tradition. We are proud to have our two sons Shane and Dustyn to carry on the craft of providing people with quality headstones at affordable prices.

We understand that it is always hard to lose a loved one, and we hope that Legacy Headstones can make choosing the right memorial as easy as possible. Our free memorial designer is easy to use and helps to ensure they you are able to create the perfect headstone for the departed. It really is simple, just choose the style of headstone you wish to customize, then use the designer to add anything you wish such as a family name, favorite quote, or even an image. Our designer gives you the opportunity to continue your loved one’s legacy and pass it on to future generations!


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