Buying a monument is something you may do only once in your lifetime. You will be purchasing something that will last through the ages to commemorate the life of someone very special, someone whom you love dearly. The memorial may well serve as a source of historical data for future generations of your family. It is a purchase that should be made unhurriedly, with great care and consideration. There are many things you should know before you make the purchase so that you may be assured this important investment meets your needs and desires. When you have obtained satisfactory answers to all of these questions, then you are ready to choose a permanent memorial gravestone.