Upright monuments provide the most comprehensive memorial design choice. Upright monuments are referred to a set of a minimum 2 pieces- The tall and standing upright monument is called a Die and a low lying flat granite is called a base. Usually an upright monument is set to stand upright on a concrete foundation. Common type of upright monument are serpentine top shape with all side polished sides. Unique memorials like heart shape can be created by choosing special cut designs.
Upright monuments provide a space for lettering the names and dates and the front and mounting memorial plaques like bronze veteran markers on the back. Most cemeteries regulate the size, finish, color and sometimes design engraved on the monument.
Usually single monuments are 20 to 36 inches long and 20 to 48 inches tall. Double monuments are 24 to 60 inches long and 20 to 36 inches tall. 8" and 6" thick monuments are recommended, however 4" thick can be used for smaller sizes. 10" and 12" thick monuments are also used in some areas.
Upright monuments are available in all the 4 standard colors. If you prefer other colors, call us and we'll get you more details. Click our group company link for more elaborate details.Accessories
Pictures- The most preferred way to etch pictures on an upright is by etching on black or flash black granite. Since the picture is etched into the surface it is permanent. Pictures can also be done using a porcelain cameo.
Vases- Vases are a very important accessory for a memorial. Flowers can be secured in a vase instead of leaving them on the ground. Most cemeteries allow vases for Headstones Monuments. Vases are made of Granite, Bronze, Stainless steel or aluminum. Granite vases that match the monument material are recommended.