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    working two summers at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in Plymouth, Indiana, it became apparent to me that this is the path I am to take and the profession that fulfills me. Death is unavoidable, however it is a natural occurrence that happens every day. A huge part of this profession is setting up services for families so they can memorialize and honor their loved one. It is essential to honor the deceased and celebrate their life with a reflection of what they enjoyed and what was important to them. Memorials are a way for everyone, not just famous public figures, to be remembered throughout the years. One way to ensure that this happens, is the purchase of a permanent memorial; headstones. It is becoming more common in today’s society for families to buy out spaces ahead of time so their loved ones can be laid to rest next to them and continue to be next to one another for the rest of eternity. Memorialization is also essential in today’s society because memorials help families cope with the loss. Having a permanent place for family and friends to go visit regularly is an essential part of the grieving process. Regardless of earth burial or cremation, purchasing a headstone and placing it in a cemetery, allows families to feel as though they have a safe place to go pray, talk to and remember their loved one. A permanent memorialization allows individuals to reflect back on their loved one and allows the continuation of connection. Although cremation is…

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    towards building a monument, it should be for a good purpose. One instance of a questionable choice in monument construction is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. When plans were announced to construct the building, much controversy arose. An article on Suite101.com by Christine Musser stated that "the controversy grew from Jewish and non-Jewish communities, primarily due to the fact that a museum dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust would be built in the United…

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    Money is one of the most important factors in building a memorial. Certain people want to build on properties that are occupied because it is more “open”. “If the cemetery was sold for development, the association or developer would have to move the graves to another location and notify every relative. That task could cost millions of dollars, Bruesch said.” (Kosareff) The constructors would have to pay to knock down the old building and they would have to pay for their materials as well. “Would…

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    If the citizens reject it, it can lead to a loss of interest in the object as well as a swarm of controversy. “The controversy grew from Jewish and non-Jewish communities, primarily due to the fact that a museum dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust would be built in the United States, who did little to stop the Holocaust from occurring.” (Source E) Such as with the proposed Holocaust Memorial Museum in the National Mall, some citizens may be offended by the monument. This can cause an…

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    There are many factors that go into creating a monument. The key factors are the environment and materials, and no why other factors are not key ones will be explained. The environment is a very important factor. The monument has to blend with the environment. For example, if the monument is about an awesome person with great power, then the monument should stand tall over the environment. In "Making the Memorial", the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Maya Lin, states "The idea of…

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    Memorialize A great idea starts with a great mind. The complexity of a memorial takes a lot of time and energy along with copious amounts of thinking. A memorial is something designed to preserve the memory of a person or event that had a great impact on society or is a key event in history. Building a memorial is very time consuming and takes a lot of thinking and brainstorming. There are three important key ideas to focus on when building a monument. Size is very important to pay attention to…

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    Dbq Monument Analysis

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    When remembering someone, there is a lot of things that have to be put into prospect. You cannot just go into something thinking that you can wing it, because after high school that doesn't really work. Monuments honor the dead and the achievements that were often done while in their lifetime and that have to do with the sacrifices that they had to make. There are three main factors that go into play when making a monument for the remembered. The location, size and materials put into it. You…

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    Many people wonder why there is so many memorials or monuments around the world for specific things. For every memorial there is a meaning behind it and there is value in the monument to the people. Something had happened to change the life of someone or something big enough would change something around the world. In this essay I will explain to you why memorials and monuments are meaningful to people and to everyone in the world. The monument I picked out was the Jefferson National Expansion…

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    Why Monument Is Important

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    In today’s society many people view monuments as something boring or outdated. There's more to it than you think . Several components contribute to the success of a masterpiece like a monument. First In order to build a proper monument you would need a place that would feel sacred. When a place fells sacred it helps to create authority where the monument stands. For a monument to never lose its meaning, it should have an effect on everyone that sees it, so much so, generations to come will…

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    Monuments recognize people that helped in events that contribute to how the United States is today. Though they take a lot of time and effort, it is worth the recognition. Agencies should consider in memorializing an event or person by creating a monument because they are used to honor great achievement or pay respect to a deep sacrifice. Monuments of people may be unnatural landmarks but they honor great achievements made in the U.S. Some problems that people may face when it comes to…

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