In previous generations, burial and cremation options in the United States were limited, which made deciding on a final resting place a non-issue. People were often buried in a family plot in a local churchyard or cemetery, or sometimes even on family property. Today the options are broader, but the important thing is to choose a comfortable place of peace and beauty for your family.
Your loved one’s final resting place will be a focal point for generations. According to some experts, having a permanent, peaceful place of remembrance is a way to bring closure and help people to heal. It also creates a space for your family legacy, where future generations can come and honor the memories of those who have gone before.
When you’re looking for a memorial park, there are several things to consider:
- Choose a place that’s near enough to family members so that visiting won’t be a hardship. It’s also a good idea to choose a memorial park that’s connected to a funeral home so that you can hold the visitation, service and graveside ceremony on the same property. When everything is centrally located, it gives friends and family more time to focus on what’s really important, instead of having to move from place to place.
- Look for something that is aesthetically pleasing and well maintained. Choosing an area with rich natural beauty can provide a feeling of peace and well-being, as you and your family members reflect on the lives of loved ones in a setting they would have appreciated.
- The spot you choose should be one of tranquility, where you can sit peacefully and remember. It should be inviting and serene, conducive to quiet reflection and meditation. Take the time to walk around the grounds, imagining your family visiting in the years to come.
At Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary, we’ve been serving families of all cultures and faiths in the San Diego community for more than 110 years, building a reputation for quality, sincerity and trust. In a spiritually uplifting setting of rich natural beauty, Greenwood features more than 130 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, palm-lined drives, lagoons and lakes with colored lilies. Call (619) 450-1479 to learn more about our services or to schedule a tour of the grounds.