this is a cemetery
Lives are commemorated - deaths are recorded -
families are reunited - memories are
made tangible - and love is undisguised
This is a cemetery.
Communities accord respect, families
bestow reverence, historians seek information
and our heritage is thereby enriched.
Testimonies of devotion, pride and
remembrance are cast in bronze
to pay warm tribute to the accomplishments
and to the life - not the death - of a loved one.
The cemetery is homeland for memorials
that are a sustaining source of comfort
to the living.
A cemetery is a history of people -
a perpetual record of yesterday and
a sanctuary of peace and quiet today
A cemetery exists because every life is worth loving
and remembering - always.
- Geroge Shepard