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What Are the Different Styles of Cemetery Monuments?


This post was originally published on January 9th, 2015, and has been updated with more information. When it comes to memorializing a loved one, there are dozens of different types of monuments to choose from. While some are more common than others, all of them[…]

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How to Enhance an Exisiting Headstone


This blog post was initially published on October 27th, 2014, and has been updated for clarity and to include additional suggestions. The reality that a loved one’s headstone has faded over time can be upsetting. While purchasing a durable cemetery monument material like granite will[…]

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St. Charles Cemetery Opens Section 88


At St. Charles Monuments, we are dedicated to helping families create a suitable resting place for their loved ones with custom, lasting headstones. Over the years, we have provided countless headstones for families burying loved ones in St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale. Located next to[…]

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St. Charles Cemetery Opens Section 44


At St. Charles Monuments, we consider it a privilege to help families commemorate their loved ones with lasting monuments. One of the cemeteries that we serve is St. Charles Cemetery, which is directly adjacent to our store and showroom. St. Charles Cemetery is managed by[…]

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Cemetery Monuments for Police Officers and Firefighters


Selecting a headstone that honors your loved one is a meaningful way to commemorate them. This is especially true when the individual served the community in the police or fire department. Police officers and firefighters selflessly protect those around them, even when the risk is[…]

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St. Charles Monuments Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this makes it a time of support, conversation, and action. Among women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed disease. At St. Charles Monuments, we take our role as a fixture in the Long Island community seriously. Our[…]

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St. Charles Monuments Reflects on 9/11


17 years ago today, our nation suffered a tragedy that continues to impact our lives. The Al-Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania was unprecedented, and devastated our nation. This tragic event in[…]

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Grave Visitation Etiquette: What You Need to Know


Regardless of the relationship that you had, saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy. While support from family and friends can help to soothe this sadness, the memories never truly fade. Visiting the headstone of your loved one can be a great way[…]

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4 Signs a Headstone Needs Repair


Creating a fitting, beautiful headstone is the best way to say goodbye to a loved one. Visiting this headstone regularly is an outstanding way to demonstrate your dedication to deceased family and friends. Unfortunately, over time, headstones can gradually deteriorate. To keep your loved one’s[…]

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6 Traditions of Eastern Orthodox Funerals


While each sect of Christianity has the same underlying belief system, the traditions can vary quite a lot. For example, Catholic funeral services are conducted by a priest, with minimal interaction from those in attendance. Protestant funeral services, on the other hand, incorporate eulogies during[…]

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