What value does a cemetery have?
Answer: A cemetery is a place where lives are commemorated, deaths are recorded, families are reunited, memories are made tangible, and love is undisguised. Communities accord respect, families bestow reverence, historians seek information, and our heritage is thereby enriched. Testimonies of devotion, pride, and remembrance are carved in stone to pay warm tribute to the accomplishments and the life, not the death, of a loved one. The cemetery is homeland for family memorials that are a sustaining source of comfort to the living. A cemetery also serves the purpose of creating a location for a family to visit to express their grief in the years following a death. In many cases when cremated remains are scattered a family will purchase a plot so that they have a location to visit and a permanent remembrance of the deceased.