Every person should have a ‘place’ where their lives are memorialized. There should be a 'place' to remember, to remind those who knew, and those who never knew, of a man or woman who touched many lives down through the years. As memories fade and generations pass, we lose track of those whose shoulders upon which we stand. We build monuments to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson for a reason. Those monuments and others remind us not only of the man but of the foundations of our country. But it was not just Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson who built this country, it was the men and women who built a farm from the wilderness; who built a business that provided essential services; who built churches and schools and hospitals; and who raised families in good times and in bad.
Cemeteries are the one 'place' where one can go to be reminded of those who have had such an influence on our country and upon ourselves.