March 9, 2018
Even as someone who regularly visits my Father’s monument at Riverside Cemetery in Regina, I find that many of my most powerful memories of Dad come to me outside of the cemetery, especially when visiting with family friends or business colleagues. Although cemetery memorialization is timelessly important, I believe that many families also experience memories of their loved ones in a similar way.
As an avid country music fan, I’ve found that the song I Drive Your Truck by country star Lee Brice is a great example of how most of us remember our loved ones.
In the song, Lee Brice describes how he rarely visits the family grave site (despite his Mother asking him to), but he feels a very powerful and emotional experience when he drives his brother’s truck.
“People got their ways of coping and I got mine”, Brice says as he fires up the half ton in the music video.
So, what is the relevance of this song to your memorial experience?
As more families choose cremation, the idea of remembering the people you love in the places you love becomes more popular – just like in Lee Brice’s song. Today, families can create unique memorials in a variety of settings, such as the family farm, a public park or place of business.
Granite benches, boulders, plaques or even uniquely designed upright memorials, such as this grain elevator, are just a few ideas of the possibilities available today. Many of these new designs can also include special compartments to contain cremated remains.
Regardless if you feel a special connection to your loved one at the family farm, cemetery or park – we invite you to explore some options at frontiermonuments.com and find “your truck”.
By: Adam Reeson