Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cremation Benches

Cremation rates have been on the rise for the past few years. In 2010, the cremation rate in the United States was up to 40.62%. It is predicted that by the year 2015, the U.S. cremation rate will be 46.57%. (Source: Cremation Association of North America

Once cremation has been chosen over standard ground burial, an important decision becomes "what to do with the cremains"? Many people choose to hold cremains in a decorative urn, or scatter cremation ashes in a ceremony to honor their loved one. But a growing number of families are also considering a resting place for the cremains, where family members can go to pay their respects.

There are many ways that families can memorialize cremains. One of the most popular memorials is a cremation bench. Benches of all different sizes can be designed to hold anywhere from one to four cremain containers, allowing a bench to become a memorial for the entire family.

Sandblasting and carving can be used to add the family name and artwork and emblems. When considering a veteran bronze marker from the VA, benches offer ample room for the VA marker as well as a companion bronze marker, as shown on the Century Veteran's Bench above. Carving, lettering, and bronze markers allow for custom designs for any cremation memorial bench.

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