The Importance of Cemetery to our Community

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A cemetery is incredibly important to any community for a variety of reasons. They are places that have many different meanings to different people or cultures, and offer much more than a dreary day out. Cemeteries are overwhelmingly positive and peaceful with the right outlook and we aim to show you why by covering the positive aspects that cemeteries have to offer. 

A Place of Peace and Remembrance 

Not just a place for us to bury our loved ones, cemeteries are wonderfully versatile spaces that are accessible to the entire community. They are, by their very nature, places of quiet reminiscence, even melancholy, at times. This makes them a perfect place to go to think about the things that are troubling you or take a leisurely stroll to simply enjoy a beautiful day. A cemetery is not a dark and dreary place, but is, in reality, a spot that is open and welcoming, being full of light and beauty. Any cemetery is an absolute benefit to any community and we encourage you to reconsider the previous stereotypes and instead focus on the good a cemetery can do.

Reminiscence and Reflection 

Cemeteries are also, by and large, a place to bury our loved ones at the end of their lives, allowing them to live on in our memories and giving us a place to visit with those who are no longer with us. This helps aid in the grieving process, allowing many to overcome quite distressing obstacles, and also allows us to pay our respects, keeping our loved ones close by to visit. These visitations can be to ask for advice or work through any current issues in a safe space. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life left behind for even a few minutes, a cemetery is perfect for those who need some peace and quiet. 

Connecting to the Past, Looking to the Future

A cemetery helps us connect with the past while also looking to the future. They are therapeutic, allow us to face our grief head-on, while also bringing the community together as a whole. A cemetery is also an important part of end of life decisions, with your own funeral plot being an immensely personal choice. Picking out your final resting place will give you peace of mind and help you cope with your own mortality. Even if you plan on cremation, we invite you to make the most of what a cemetery in your community can do for you, both in this life and the next.

If you have any further questions for us here at Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we invite you to give us a call. We are always happy to walk your through your options when it comes to choosing your own burial plot, and will be pleased to assist you with anything else you may need.

 

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