Memorials that extend beyond the Cemetery

Memorials that extend beyond the Cemetery

A loved one’s passing is a somber event. But the time afterward can become an opportunity to
remember and celebrate the mark they left on our lives. All of Patten Monuments headstones
and monuments include a unique and innovative service that allows loved ones of the departed
to participate in sharing their memories with an online community of their beloved and the rest of
the world.

Monumark transforms the resting places of family, friends, or loved ones into a living, virtual
memorial for online visitors. It keeps the stories, personality, and spirit of the departed alive,
linking all those affected by their presence to share and celebrate their history with online
custom monuments.

Monumark connects memorial sites with stories, photos, and other information. It’s a QR code
for headstones new and old, cremation niches, memorial benches, plaques, and more. In just a
few easy steps, visitors enhance and expand their memories with others who knew them,
sharing and relating the stories of their lives to the others who knew them—and all those who
visit their online memorial.

Monumark offers a service beyond a custom mausoleum, gravesite or memorial: It’s a simple
and potent way to recognize and honor those we love, and to learn how they’ve impacted the
lives of other friends and strangers along the way.

How Patten Monuments and Monumark Create Living, Custom Headstones

Each Monumark tag has a unique QR code on it, and is attached to a grave marker in a
cemetery, mausoleum, or other memorial. Visitors to the memorial scan the QR code and can
view the Monumark Page, including personal recollections, stories, and photos of the

The Monumark also records the GPS location of the monument, making it easy to find later.
There are no additional fees for Patten’s Monument customers. Once activated, the Monumark
will remain active indefinitely.

Monumark’s goal is to create a vibrant, lovingly maintained center for remembrances and
history. Monumark’s websites are places of honor for all to repay their ongoing respect.

– Tell Their Story

Monumark’s living memorials are places where users can relate their connections and
memories to the departed. Visitors reflect on what made their family, friend, or loved one
important, and what they represented to others.

Users use the Monumark interface to provide personal narratives and upload their favorite
images of their loved ones. These stories and images give a fuller, perpetual account of who the
departed was on a personal level, and what they meant to the people whose lives they affected
the most.

The Monumark page allows others to experience a dynamic account of human life and
encourages them to reflect and relate their own stories as well. It produces a connective
narrative that paints a vivid picture of all aspects of a person’s life.
– Share Your Memories

The Monumark memorial gives each visitor the chance to express their specific remembrances
of the departed: the events they shared, the activities they enjoyed, the things they said or
believed, and their presence at different stages of visitors’ lives.
Using images and stories, visitors can observe and reflect upon the unique journey of their lives.
Monumark memorials offer a singular view of those common elements in human life that
resound with everyone—challenges, accomplishments, interests, relationships, travels, and

– Preserve the Location

Online custom headstones from Monumark do more than create a virtual visiting place—they
also make it easier for users to find and visit the physical memorial or gravesite. Each QR code
links to GPS systems, providing quick navigation to the physical cemetery, mausoleum or
Device users looking to pay their respects in person use the QR code with their smartphone,
using it with whatever navigation program they normally use to easily find the location of the
memorial. In this way, the Monumark webpage establishes a permanent link to the physical
memorial site for all who look to pay their respects in person.

– Visit from Anywhere

Monumark virtual memorials are accessible to any device, mobile or desktop, to any location in
the world with internet service. Users from places far and near are welcome to share their
stories, upload their favorite images, and tell their memories of the departed.
More than just providing easy access, this allows for a broader connection with the loved one’s
friends and family across multiple locations. It gives a better sense of how widely and powerfully
their impact spread to others who knew them, creating a powerful sentiment that bonds them
with a variety of people from all over the world.

– Keep the Memory Alive

The Monumark website is a living document. Long after the physical services are held, it helps
us remember our loved ones on a permanent, always present basis. It’s a daily reminder of their
everyday importance in our lives, an easy way to maintain a connection with them on an
ongoing basis.
With a variety of stories, imagery, personal recollections, and experiences on their online
custom monuments, Patten Monument and Monumark preserve the spirit and vitality of the
departed in respectful and loving ways. They’re built to endure through multiple generations and
eras, serving as eternal portrayals of the past lives that still have enormous effects and impact
on the living.

Let us know if you’d like to know more.

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Indiana Funeral Director's Association
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