Rules and Regulation Purposes of some Cemeteries
Through the ages, man has found the need to memorialize his loved ones. Generally, this need has been satisfied by placing some form of memorial at the grave. These grave memorials serve to memorize and mark the burial place of the deceased and at times to represent the religious faith or general philosophy of the individual in life. Today grave memorials generally consist of two types which are monuments and grave markers.
Monuments normally take the form above ground and these memorials consist of a name, dates , and sometimes carvings, epitaphs , and other types of designs.
Grave markers on the other hand do not project above the level of the lawn and mostly are set flush with the ground. Grave markers are usually made of either granite or bronze. In appreciation of the desire to memorialize an individual family memberís grave, some Churches incorporate various styles of memorialization in its cemeteries so that the community it serves has a variety of memorials from which to select. As a result, individual families have the opportunity to select a headstone but will only be able to select certain types of memorials but should be able to keep up with their particular tastes and finances.
However, in order to keep up with its responsibility to maintain a consistency and beauty, as well as the overall maintenance requirements of its cemeteries some Churches has found it is necessary to implement certain rules and regulations with regards to monuments in its cemeteries.