Even though visiting a loved one’s gravesite is commonplace in our culture, you may still have questions regarding how such visits should be carried out. Are there things you should or shouldn’t do? How can you ensure that you show respect during your visit?
Most cemeteries have their own general rules governing visitors to the property. It is helpful to be familiar with these before you go to your loved one’s gravesite. Below you’ll find some additional guidelines which can assist you in making the most of your visit.
When visiting a gravesite, be careful NOT to:
Do feel free to:
As long as you use common sense and behave in a way which is respectful to the dead as well as to other mourners, there is really no “right” way to visit your loved one’s gravesite. Take the time you need to process the emotions which may arise during your visit.
We invite you to consult our staff here at Mountain View Funeral Home if you have any questions regarding our cemetery or any aspect of visiting your loved one’s gravesite. We’re here to help with your funeral planning needs and beyond.