There are few decisions in life as personal as deciding where you wish to be permanently memorialized. After all, it is a decision that extends into the lifetimes of your children and grandchildren – where do you wish them to go to honor your memory and share their emotions?

There are multiple types of permanent memorization. One for every type of burial weather that is traditional ground burial or cremation. We offer options for every family and each situation. We also can install any of these offering in any cemetery that you might already have a burial in as long as they are approved by that cemeteries guidelines.

The experienced staff of Polk Memorial Gardens can help you arrive at the perfect decision for you, and your family. We would be honored to guide you through the cemetery grounds, explore your perspectives, and make suggestions. Ultimately, the decision is in your hands; but our expertise can certainly guide you. Call the experienced staff at Polk Memorial for any questions that we might assist you with. 931-388-1803.


In the funeral industry, memorialization is becoming more popular. Many individuals choose to honor their loved ones through memorialization. Having a perfect memorial pays tribute to loved ones who have passed on by creating a space that’s all their own. Whether it’s at a cemetery, mausoleum or cremation garden, it gives families and friends a special place to go and remember loved ones for generations to come. Here are some things you should know about how it works.


What Is Memorialization?

Memorialization is the process by which a person or thing that has died becomes remembered in some way. There are several types of memorials, ranging from simple gravestones to elaborate headstones with flowers adorning them for what seems like forever- these symbols serve as lasting reminders so people will never forget who you were or why they admired your work.


Why Do Families Choose to Memorialize Their Loved Ones?

We're social creatures and it seems like we all want the same thing: closure. When someone dies, their life will come to an end but there's always a chance that you could get back into your loved one’s shoes or live another day as though they were still present; this gives people enough motivation for living on because what if tomorrow comes when I'm not around anymore? However sometimes even getting these few moments alone can be difficult so why don't we make some memories along our journey together instead while also giving something personal during those final days.


Some people choose to memorialize their loved ones for various reasons. For some, it's a way of remembering everything about them including what they were like in life and how others felt about the person whose memory you are trying to create through art or objects associated with that person. This can be especially true if there is no surviving spouse who also shares these memories together. It can also help come full circle by giving meaning back onto our lives after someone has passed away while reminding ourselves why we should never take something so precious lightly since time doesn't wait around until it's invited. Lastly, it can be an everlasting way of keeping someone's memory alive long after they are gone to never let them fade away too quickly before you have the chance to say goodbye.


Who Can Help You With Your Decision on How to Best Remember Your Loved One?

It is important to find the right company for your loved one. Many people struggle with how best to remember their family member, friend or pet that passed away and want something unique in order to preserve memories forever - not just an ordinary headstone on top of gravesite soil which can quickly turn into weeds over time!


It's also worth considering what type of memorialized object will communicate feelings during different seasons: winter presents icicles hanging from a tree branch while summer has sunflowers blooming overhead as well as autumn leaves crunching underfoot at ground level.


Choosing what type of memorial you want to honor your loved one with can be an overwhelming process. There are many different types of memorials that offer various customization options, so it is important to take the time to examine all these memorial objects carefully before choosing.



Upright monuments are a traditional as old as burial itself. We offer gardens within Polk Memorial that are made specifically for multiple types of traditional upright and flat granite monuments.

Upright monuments can take on so many different looks. We have only included a few different types at the bottom.

Deciding on the type of memorial property is a very personal decision. Polk Memorial Gardens provides a setting where meditation, reflection, remembrance, and healing can take place.

Flat Bronze

Flat Bronze

Bronze comes just like monuments in a variety of availability to suit each family. Also like monuments there are some sections that are already designated for flat bronze while others may be able to use plaques on upright granite.

Contact us today to speak with one of monument experts about your options.