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Best practices for visiting a cemetery this weekend

Memorial day weekend is the busiest time in cemeteries across the USA. Grave decoration, plot cleanup, and paying respects to loved ones is a Memorial Day tradition. Most cemeteries have military ceremonies that are led by local veterans associations. A flag ceremony, 21 gun salute and the playing of taps signifies the greatest respect for [...]

2020-05-21T16:38:15-04:00May 21st, 2020|Community|Comments Off on Best practices for visiting a cemetery this weekend

Holiday Grave Decoration

When we grieve the loss of someone, we also grieve the loss of the rituals we shared. While we can’t be with them on the holiday, we can still interact with them symbolically and feel a connection. In American culture there is pressure to let go and move on after a loss but [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:22-05:00December 16th, 2019|Announcements, Monument Services|0 Comments

A Headstone at the Holidays

The holidays can be extra hard when someone you love has recently died. Choosing a headstone might seem like the last thing you want to do. Here are some ways that the task of ordering a headstone during the holidays can be made a little less stressful. Don’t shop on the internet. You should be [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:23-05:00November 21st, 2019|Announcements, Community|0 Comments

More than a Marker

Cultural Heritage - What is it? There was an interesting post on an artist community blog recently.  It was about the effects of cultural heritage in our modern world. Not exactly something that comes to mind every day, right? What is it exactly? Culture heritage is defined as a connection to social values, tradition, beliefs [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:26-05:00November 26th, 2018|Community, Monument Services|0 Comments

We Have New Owners

We are excited to share the news that Patten Monument Company in Comstock Park has purchased Superior Monument Company in Muskegon, along with the Grand Haven location and the Swensen Memorials location in Traverse City. We are very happy for Dave and Nancy Sietsema, as they take more time to spend with grandchildren, travel, and [...]

2018-01-29T15:57:08-05:00January 19th, 2018|Announcements|Comments Off on We Have New Owners

Honor the people who have shaped your life this holiday season.

Enrich your holiday season by honoring the people who have shaped your life. During a time and season that has come to be characterized by Black Friday deals and record breaking travel congestion, taking a little time to honor the people that shape our lives can help mend that part of us that is often [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:28-05:00December 16th, 2015|Announcements|0 Comments

Our Color Layouts Provide Security of Knowing that It will be Done Right

A rendered drawing is part of our service to your family and free of charge when you place an order for a grave marker or monument. A colored layout ensures that you see what your memorial will look like before any work is done. You will be able to not only make sure that the [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:29-05:00October 13th, 2015|Monument Services|0 Comments

Have you ever thought about purchasing and designing your own gravestone?

Have you ever thought about purchasing and designing your own gravestone? Here are some good reasons to consider it: You are concerned about your family. It is less traumatic and emotional to purchase a memorial in advance. You have the opportunity to discuss the purchase with all the family members. Most major purchases are completed [...]

2020-01-27T12:41:29-05:00February 12th, 2015|Pre-Planning|0 Comments
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