Family Funeral Care Rockville West

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Ground Burial
The space for ground burial is called a plot, and can vary in size from an individual space to a family estate. A family estate is traditionally set apart from other plots, creating a distinctive setting for future generations to visit. A burial vault is required in most cemeteries to protect the casket and prevent ground sinkage when ground burial is chosen.

Some of the best-known monuments in history are mausoleums, which contain concrete or stone crypts in which the caskets are stored. Famous above-ground entombment sites include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal. A mausoleum crypt offers secure protection, is clean and dry, and the burial containers entombed do not come in contact with the earth. Private mausoleums offer prestige and personalization, as they can signify your family has been an important part of the community.

Cremation Memorialization
Cremated remains are often placed in the memorial urn, which can be placed in a mausoleum or wall niche. The urn may also be buried in a family burial space or urn garden with a marker to memorialize the site. A relatively new alternative is a cremation garden, with a variety of options for memorialization in a beautiful, natural setting.

Lawn Crypts
Lawn crypts are the perfect compromise between ground burial and mausoleums, allowing you to combine the beauty of nature with the mausoleum environment. Essentially, lawn crypt interment is a oneor two-level mausoleum in the ground. Although individual lawn crypts are available, they are frequently double-depth in order to accommodate both husband and wife.

Another element of ground burial is the gravestone or marker. Markers are made of either bronze or granite and can range in size from individual to custom estates. Custom designs are available. Meaningful emblems can adorn the marker such as a religious symbol, an association or military emblem, or a depiction of two hands clasped in prayer.