Marble vs. Granite Headstones and Grave Markers

Detailed engraving on a granite tombstone

Marble vs. Granite Headstones and Grave Markers A choice that will last for generations When choosing a headstone, grave marker, or monument to remember a lost loved one it is important to consider the material that will be used.  In cemeteries of the past, marble was a popular choice for … Read More

Memorial Bench Design and Uses

Members of the US armed forces standing at attention among the 184 memorial benches that make up part of the Pentagon Memorial in Washington DC

Memorial Bench Uses:  Traditionally, memorial benches have been used to honor leaders, donors, supporters, or other outstanding community members.  However, memorial benches are becoming more and more popular to remember everyday loved ones who have been lost. Benches can be installed in a local park, hiking trail, or playground.  The … Read More

When You Should Clean or Restore Headstones and Grave Markers

Repaired headstone with fixed crack

While no substance can last forever, there are ways to keep a headstone or grave marker looking respectable, clean and enduring for decades and even centuries to come.   Every year, at Hart Monuments, we get questions by family members who have recently visited the cemetery and noticed signs of … Read More

10 Famous Celebrity Grave Sites

Billy Graham Tombstone

  In life, celebrities capture our hearts and our imaginations.  We dream of being famous singers like Frank Sinatra or Elvis Presley.  We live vicariously through our favorite movie stars and cheer for our favorite sports heroes as if they were part of our own family.  It is no wonder, … Read More