Why a Memorial

For some of us the anniversaries of a person’s death are very important and we want to mark them in some way. Sometimes we may want to do something privately with an act that has personal significance and sometimes it feels important to include other people in the act of remembering. Sometimes we may feel the need to remember someone long after they have died, or on what would have been one of their special birthday anniversaries.

Memorials can help us to say some of the things we wish we’d said at the funeral but for whatever reason couldn’t. They can show that we still miss someone, that we still think about them and have not forgotten them. They can also help us to see how we have moved forward with our grief and provide an opportunity for us to re-connect with our loss and grief if we need to deal with something that feels unfinished.