Video Library

The following videos are an informative look at how monuments are designed and created and why they make such a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one.

Making Of A Monument

Learn about the granite varieties, designs and the type of craftsmanship required to create these works of art.

The Art Of Remembering

Why do we choose to remember? Because remembering is beautiful and ennobling.

Memorial Art Inception To End

“Memorial Art Inception to End” expands the story that was begun in the first Remember Project video “the Art of Remembering”. This video documents the immense amount of work and talent that goes into creating memorial art.

Custom Carving & Sculpting

A memorial can tell a person's life story in many ways: through the words carved into it, through its location, and through the form it takes. Custom carved memorials are beautiful and unique. They help to capture the story of a lifetime. This video shows brief snippets from the process of carving a custom monument.

Monument Design

This 30 second video shows elements of the monument design process.

Diamond Etching

Diamond etching is the process of creating a picture with thousands of impact marks from a diamond-tipped chisel. This old-world technique creates a long-lasting picture that is actually engraved into stone.

Get The Job Done Right, Hire A Professional

Memorializing the life of a loved one is a difficult process. Finding a professional can make this process a lot easier. Create a monument that will preserve the story of a lifetime for generations to come by choosing a professional monument builder from North America’s largest and most respected Monument association—the MBNA.

Rock Pitching

Rock Pitching: One of the most iconic tools of a stone mason is the square-tipped chisel used to break stone in a straight line. This video shows the centuries-old process of rock pitching.

Monument Design - Part 2

This thirty second shows how a design is cut into a thin sheet of rubber and prepared for sandblasting.

Stone Polishing

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

When It's Permanent, Get A Professional

There are times when cost is not the most important factor in a decision. When you only get one chance to get it right, a professional can make all the difference.

Why A Monument?

Learn about why granite monuments are still considered the best way to memorialize a loved one.

Cremation Memorials

Remembering and recording the lives of loved ones that were cremated is as important as remembering and recording the life of a person that received a traditional burial.

Fathers

Few people influence our lives like our fathers. “Fathers” tells the story of a family that chooses a very unlikely, but fitting, memorial to remember the life of their Father and Grandfather.

Mothers

From our first moments on earth, our Mothers begin shaping our lives. When they pass on, why wouldn’t we choose to memorialize their lives in a place where our children and grandchildren can see our gratitude for their service?

Remembering At Home

Building a good family culture is about making the effort to build something special and always at the core of who we are. This family chose to make remembering a beautiful, functional, and regular part of their everyday lives.

The Tree Swing

A somber stone in a lonely corner of a cemetery doesn’t always fit the life of a loved one. Let the life of a special person live on in the memories of your children and grandchildren, by creating a memorial in a place where it can be seen and used daily.

Grandmas

A look at the lighter side of life and remembering! We ask several kids to tell us about their Grandmas, and get some delightful responses.

Who's Your Hero?

Lots of time and money is spent remembering the lives of prominent public figures. Ironically, those who have the biggest impact in our lives are often forgotten in just a generation or two. Here are people telling us about their heroes.

Grandpas

Memorialization is about capturing stories – funny, sad, or unique. In this video we talk to a group of kids about some things that they'll remember about their Grandpas. Their comments might help you think of memorialization from a different perspective.

Fishing With Dad

Memorialization is about making memories permanent. This video portrays the story of a Father, a son, and some tender moments that were recorded in stone for the generations to remember.

Mothers Mountains

A scene on a monument can come to life in the thoughts and memories of loved ones. Here we see how anything can trigger a memory, including an afternoon spent on the mountainside with your mom.

Grandpa's Horses

Monument builders tell stories in stone. Stories are just vivid memories that can transport you in time to your youth. This film shows the fond memories of a young boy’s grandpa and their trail rides in the summer.

A Time For Remembering

Enrich your holiday season by honoring the people that have shaped your life.

Commemorate Life's Events

Enrich your holiday season by honouring the people that have shaped your life.

How Do You Want To Be Remembered

Why not make a conscious decision about the way you'll be remembered? Why shouldn't a memorial be a useful and beautiful part of the places that you love? This video shows one couple that has chosen to change the way they will be remembered.

The Role Of A Grave Marker In Geneaology

A grave marker is one of the only pieces of artwork that an average family will ever buy. These hand-made tributes to the life of a loved one serve many important purposes for a grieving family, but they are also an important permanent record that will tell an individual’s story to the generations that follow.

What Is A Pre-Need Memorial?

If you were given only a few square feet on which to tell your whole life story, what would you say? What events, and memories would you include? What would you want your great, great grandchildren to know about you? Pre-need memorials give you the chance to make important decisions about the story of your life.

Civic Monuments

Learn about why granite monuments are still considered the best way to memorialize a loved one.

Community Healing

Sometimes the best way to heal is to remember.

Memorial Day / Veteran's Day

Even a very small recognition can mean the world to the men and women of our armed forces. Watch as 1,500 people participate in the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the veterans of a small community.

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