The desire to be remembered lives within our genetic make-up. It is the age-old reason people carve their initials in trees, place their hands in cement, and chalk their names on rocks. They want to leave their mark. They want to be remembered. But, for the living, the real mark they leave is the one they have left on us. A hug. A smile. A timely word of advice. We want to remember those we have lost, not only for them, but also for ourselves to mend, to heal, to live, and never ever forget. — Anonymous
Memorialization of a decedent serves as an everlasting tribute to a life well lived and a life worth remembering. It is a representation of the person and of their life. It is the final gift.
Memorialization also serves as a permanent record for future generations and your genealogy. Memorialization allows a family, friends, and the community to know of past generations.