A Look at Cemetery Monuments
Cemetery monuments are another way of memorializing loved ones who have died. They are either part of or separate from a headstone and usually are projected higher above the ground as well.
Monuments are made from a variety of materials including granite, marble, sandstone, bronze or slate. They also come in many styles such as pedestals, columns, statues or crosses. Their presence is quite powerful.
This gallery gives you a glimpse of monuments located in cemeteries across the world. Some represent large groups of individuals while others were erected in memory of just one loved one.
A monument of a crucified Jesus Christ is part of a religious cemetery for local priests.
Remembering September 11, 2001
This monument at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, is in memory of those who died in the terrorist attacks on Pentagon.
A Celtic cross in an Irish cemetery.
Detailed pillars and columns in a Coptic graveyard in Cairo, Egypt.
Honoring Civil War Civilians
This granite monument in Nicholasville, Kentucky, honors hundreds of civilians who died seeking refuge among the Union soldiers at Camp Nelson in Kentucky.
This Lady Liberty monument at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Grieving the Little Children
This angel statue commemorates the death of a small girl in 1914.
Fallen Confederate Soldiers
Hollywood Cemetery in California has a 90-foot granite monument honoring fallen Confederate soldiers.
This Greyfriars Bobby monument was erected in honor of the pooch who stood guard at his owner's grave for 14 years. Cemetery monuments such as these are perfect ways to honor those who have died, whether it be persons or animals.