Marble vs. Granite Headstones and Grave Markers

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 monuments and headstones.  Today, granite outnumbers marble as the material …

Memorial Bench Design and Uses

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 memorial bench not only offers a visual remembrance of a …

When You Should Clean or Restore Headstones and Grave Markers

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 damage or weathering of their loved one’s memorial markers. Often, …

10 Famous Celebrity Grave Sites

  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, then, that we are fixated by celebrity memorials, years, or …