I will often visit local woodlands, parks and nature reserves and along the way I can guarantee I will come across a remembrance bench of some kind. Whilst I might take some time to sit down, rest and to have a drink there is always something that triggers my inner curiosity . Something that sparks a conversation. Whose bench is are we remembering? I cannot help but read the plaques, the names, the ages and any quotations that are in place. Without a second thought I plunge myself into commenting as to what the person was like. How old were they? Was it a tragedy? Was it just old age which has brought their life on earth to an end?
Who sits on a Remembrance Bench?
The remembrance bench instantly becomes more than just a bench in the park, a bench in the woodland or wherever we happen to be.
Maybe the person shares the same name, age or some detail of someone close to ourselves. Whatever the reason is, stop and remember. All that is from a complete stranger. Imagine how many people in a single day take the time to stop, to relate and to remember. It invokes a feeling inside of us and you begin to think about not only our lives but the lives of those around us. Imagine now being a family member visiting the bench of a loved one. Never knowing how many strangers have stopped and sat and taken a moment to remember.
Why a Remembrance Bench?
It is a very sobering and emotional thought but when people ask us why a remembrance bench? How can a memorial bench be used to remember someone we loved. Well that is because it is so much more than a resting place, a place to sit. It becomes a place to remember not just for the family but for others too. Therefore that loved one you have lost still has an impact today from heaven on those of us on earth.
Remembrance Bench Engraving
Words can be etched into metal plaques; brass, aluminium or stainless steel and fixed to a bench. Inscriptions can be carved directly into the wood rails themselves. Simple images relating to the deceased hobbies also look smart on a bench.
The remembrance bench, where people remember. It is worth shopping around to find a company that can help you source a remembrance bench for your loved one, a suitable location and everything you need to get it successfully installed so that it can be enjoyed by so many more.