Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Do your memorials talk about the dash?

Donna Darby-Walthall,
Chief Financial Officer
When we started Trigard Memorials thirteen years ago, we thought it was time to help families memorialize in a different way. We had the vision to make memorials say more about our loved ones than just the dates they were alive. We wanted to tell the story of the "dash." The time between the dates.

Were they a proud grandparent or a Cubs fan? Did they have a huge heart and a love for animals? By putting beautiful, full color photos on bronze, the family gets to relive their memories, and, passersby get to know the person a little better. Since day one, our goal was to honor a life well lived, and I believe we continue to do that very well.

I know our industry is slow to change, but we can’t let that get us down. It is our job to change the mold and give families what they need. If your cemetery’s rules and regulations limit how families can memorialize their loved ones, change the rules. I know it isn’t easy, but anything worthwhile never is. In the end, it will be worth it.

Over the years, we have learned a lot and it is always fascinating to walk through our manufacturing facility and see the work we create. Our design team truly has a gift for bringing a person's "dash" to life. The things they create are so amazing.

I would like to invite you to come see our process and let us show you what we do. We strongly believe in what we do and we want to share that with you. Give us a call at 800.798.4900 and schedule your visit.

This article originally appeared in Modern Memorialization, Trigard Memorials' weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at

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