Single Upright Monuments

Upright monuments are the most traditional type of memorial. They can be used for a single grave or multiple graves, and they come in a wide variety of styles to reflect your loved one’s personality. Upright monument designs are made from stone, granite, and marble, which are all durable materials that last for many years outside in the elements.

Here’s everything you need to know about Single Upright memorials:

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Single Upright Monument

An upright monument is a traditional choice for marking a single grave.

It’s the most common type of grave marker, and it is usually used for the burial of an individual. Upright monuments can be made from many different materials, and they can be decorated in many different ways.

A full-size upright tombstone usually ranges from 36” to 48” in height.

The size of your monument depends on the height of your loved one. The average full-size upright monument is about 36” to 48” tall, but we can make custom monuments that are larger or smaller depending on what you want.

In addition to granite, marble, and limestone (the most common materials used for memorials) we also offer bronze monuments which are extremely durable but also very expensive.

Designing a single story in stone.

If you’re looking for a place to memorialize your loved one, you should consider a single-story upright monument. These monuments are perfect for honoring someone who has passed on. They can be made of many different materials, including granite, marble, and limestone. There are many options that you can choose from when it comes to shape and size.

Single Upright Monument
Single Upright Monument
Single Upright Monument

There are many different types of monuments that can all be customized with engravings that reflect your loved one’s life story and personality.

Engraving is the only way to truly personalize a monument, and there are many different fonts to choose from. If you’re not sure which font is right for your loved one, we would love to set a meeting to help you decide.

Once you’ve chosen an inscription that you like, make sure it’s easy to read by using all capital letters for emphasis or italics for style. The more legible your engraving is, the better chance people will be able to understand what it says. This can be especially important if someone with vision impairment visits the cemetery; they’ll appreciate that everything was clearly labeled so they know where they’re in the right place when visiting family members’ gravesites.

You may also want to include some basic information about the deceased person: their date of birth and death. These details are appropriate for inclusion on single upright monuments because they provide visitors with necessary information regarding how long ago someone passed away as well as other valuable tidbits like where those individuals lived before passing away in order “to put names with faces.”

Finally, consider including something memorable about that person’s life such as poems or quotes about love or family or even an amusing anecdote about them growing up together. These kinds of things are surefire ways of bringing smiles from visitors who come across these stories while visiting loved ones’ gravesites!

Upright monument accessories

Upright monuments come with a few accessories, and these can be added to make your memorial even more personal. You can add flowers, candles, plaques, bibles, urns, and memorial stones or benches. 

The most common accessory to an upright monument is flowers. For example:

  • A vase of white lilies on the footer of a granite marker
  • A red rose set on top of an upright headstone (also called an “eternal bloom”)

Key Takeaways


Upright monuments are a great choice for your loved one’s final resting place. They can be customized to fit any size or shape lot and come in many different types of stone materials. The monument stands tall with dignity and respect, allowing visitors to reflect on the life of their departed loved ones as they pay their respects at the cemetery or funeral home. With so many options available these days, you’ll be sure to find an upright monument that fits anyone’s taste!

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