Cemetery Property Completes Your Plan
We do not own or operate cemeteries in New York. The following is for your information only as you consider cemetery arrangements. To locate a Dignity Memorial cemetery in another state, click here.
Regardless of the cemetery provider you use, it’s important to select cemetery property that is right for you and your loved ones. Whether your choice is burial or cremation, permanent memorialization of your life and legacy is a lasting heritage for your descendants.
A common misconception that people often have when they purchase the right of interment in a cemetery is that they have purchased the land itself, when in fact what they have really purchased is the right to be interred (also referred to as buried, entombed, enniched or placed) on or in that particular piece of property.
Most people are familiar with the concept of burial, or “interment,” but may not be aware of the variety of options that are often available. Many cemeteries offer one or more of the following:
Many people overlook the importance of cemetery property for those who choose cremation, but permanent placement or memorialization of the cremated remains (sometimes called “ashes”) is an important part of final arrangements. Just consider:
Some common methods of cremation memorialization are:
Some cemeteries allow upright headstones, called “monuments,” to be used with ground burials. Headstones that are flat against the ground are called “markers.” In some cemeteries, or sections of cemeteries, only flat markers are used to preserve the natural appearance of the landscape.
We do not own or operate cemeteries in New York.
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