Need Help? Call 888-578-1119
Join Us

Our Products

Shopping cart
Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total $0.00
» Checkout

Our Services


Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Valid CSS!

credit cards

Memorial Monuments

Memorial Headstones, Grave Markers, and Monuments


What is a Memorial Monuments

A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for the memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. Popular forms of memorial Monuments include landmark objects or art objects such as sculptures, statues or fountains (and even entire parks).

History of Memorial Monuments

Historically, in the early centuries memorial monuments were a common practice, for example in ancient Egypt there are many tombs built to enshrine the kings, queens, and family members of the noble. The tombs were very ornate and paid tribute as a memorial for their greatness. Some historians believe the great pyramids of Giza were built as a tribute to the Pharaohs.

The earliest existence of a memorial monuments in the United States dates back to the times of the Civil War (1861-1865). In the North and South during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries numerous monuments were dedicated in big cities and in small towns. These memorial monuments were designed to keep the memories of martial sacrifice alive, and to give meaning to the great loss that still resonated in our culture. The construction of commemorative statues peaked in 1870-1914 throughout Europe and North America. The construction of all of these memorials attained social and political roles that had not been seen since the days of the Roman Empire. Memorial monuments allowed for “collective remembering” in sites that acted as a place of common memory.

Those being remembered and honored in such memorials were the many soldiers who lost their lives in battle. They were the Heroic figures of combat and became the symbols of rights and liberties. By constructing a memorial monument to these heroes, our nation represented a connection to the importance of the past. It gave the nation a visual memory of what had happened. These memorials are intimately tied to the feeling of nationalism and heroic symbolism; they can also instill a sense of community.

Today memorial monuments are not just reserved for kings, or heroic soldiers, but are a common way to memorialize our loved ones. The most common type of memorial is the gravestone or headstone.

The Memorial Monuments of Today

The Construction of a permanent memorial monuments has changed significantly over the years. In years past, a permanent memorial monument was usually a large upright piece of sculpted stone containing the inscription of the persons name, date of birth and death. While these types of memorials are still used today, they now generally used to mark a family of graves, and individual graves are memorialized with a smaller grave marker. Grave markers are constructed from granite or a combination of granite and bronze. These grave marker memorials typically preserve the memory of one person, or a husband and wife, and they work in concert with the larger upright headstone. The use of large headstones and grave markers together create a beautiful memorial for an entire family.

Online Memorial

Online Memorials and tributes are becoming increasingly popular. Online tributes and memorials create a way for family and friends from various countries to interact and share memories and photographs. This is becoming more and more popular as it provides a private space that can be easily reflected upon at any time.

Memorial Monument Gift

When somebody has died, the family may request that a memorial gift (usually money) be given to a designated charity, or that a tree be planted in memory of the person.

Sometimes, when a high school student has died, the memorials are placed in the form of a scholarship, to be awarded to high-achieving students in future years.

The newest form of memorial gift is the giving of a Gift Certificate for the purchase of a memorial monument headstone or marker. You may purchase a Gift Certificate from Clear Stream Monuments by clicking on the "Gift Certificate" link at the top of the page.

Preplanning a Memorial Monument

Memorial monuments such as grave markers and head stones are often designed and purchased well in advance of a persons death. This allows the person to choose the style of their own headstone, or to design a custom memorial monument, and too alleviate stress on the family at the time of their death. This is an expression of love to your family, a gift to the living.

Clear Stream Monuments can assist you with preplanning your memorial monument. We have a full line of memorial monuments to commemorate yourself or a loved one. We have a large selection of headstones and grave markers to choose from, or we can assist you with creating a custom memorial.

All of our memorial monuments come with a warranty that gives you the assurance of quality craftsmanship that will last for many years to come. If you need assistance in creating a memorial monument please feel free to call us at 888-578-1119 or email us at service@clearstreammonuments.com.

Memorials and Memorial headstones and markers

Customer Service

Contact us
Refund/Cancellation Returns Policy
Terms and Conditions

Help & FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Shipping Questions
Payment Options
Privacy Policy

Articles on Grief

Coping with Reminders After a Loss
A Mayo Clinic Doctor Confronts Painful Emotions
Grief Recovery Support Groups


Memorial Monuments

Any use of this site constitutes your agreement with the Terms and Conditions of this site.
© Copyright 2010 - Clear Stream Group, LLC, DBA Clear Stream Monuments