For family and friends, having a dedicated place to honor a loved one expresses respect for their memory and provides a place to remember and reflect.
Visiting the gravesite can also be a significant part of the healing process. Visits may provide a sense of unity as families struggle after a loss. It can be an important way to begin to process and work through grief.
Some people feel a sense of comfort or connection to their loved one at a gravesite. Others find solace in the quiet surroundings that are unique to a burial site. For many, visiting the gravesite simply allows them to feel closer to someone they love and miss.
Download our helpful guide to learn the etiquette when visiting a gravesite.