December 2017 Article Archives

Maryland Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association 10th Annual Holiday Gathering

 

On December 7th, 2017, our advocate, Marilyn Harris-Davis, represented Monument Builders of North America and our MBAdvocacy program, as a Silver Sponsor, at the Maryland Cemetery, Funeral and Cremation Association’s 10th Annual Holiday Gathering. The evening was full of delicious food and great company as MCFCA members, non-members, and guests gathered together to celebrate the holiday season.

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It has often been said that monument builders tell stories in stone. This is the second video in a three video series that shows how a good monument builder can tell a story in stone.

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

A scene on a monument can come to life in the thoughts and memories of loved ones. A memorialist (monument builder) can capture your stories in stone so that you and your family can reflect on a life well-lived.