Additional Resources

Monuments are so much more than a way to mark a burial site. They are a valuable investment in a link between generations. The stories of a community, a region, even a nation are shared in the monuments that guard our cemeteries. We created this page to help you care for your family’s monuments, learn more about them, and use them to tell your story.

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How to Clean a Monument

Monuments are not only a lasting memorial to a loved one, they tell your family’s story for generations. Keeping a monument looking clean and untarnished is a simple process
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The Meaning of Memorial Day

Why are picnics and cookouts such a large part of celebrating Memorial Day? The reason is deeper than Memorial Day being the official start of summer. How Memorial Day Came Into Being Honoring the fallen is an ancient tradition worldwide. When America was young, this ritual was observed in late summer. Known as Decoration Day,
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Creating and Installing a Monument: How It’s Done [Video]

Creating and installing a monument is a rather complex process. Having someone walking with you through the process is incredibly helpful and can help you avoid costly mistakes. That’s why it’s important to purchase your monument from a reputable storefront retailer rather than online. Here are a couple of helpful videos showing you the process
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Using Memorials to Trace Your Family History

Grave monuments preserve a family’s story in stone. Here’s how to use grave headstones to trace and preserve your family’s history
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Don’t Buy Monuments Online! Here’s Why

The price is enticing. So is the promise of ease and fast delivery. But be very careful. Monuments should never be purchased from online sellers
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A Few Words from Our Satisfied Clients

A monument is a lasting memorial to your family’s story. It’s an investment in sharing your story with future generations. At Oldham Monument, we take that investment very seriously. We strive to be sure our customers are completely happy with their monuments. We are so grateful for the kind words shared here by our clients.
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