Nothing is eternal in this world; everything is meant to end or die. Even the world itself will have its end according to the belief of many religions like Islam, Christianity, Jerusalem, etc. Nobody can deny this ultimate reality of man’s life. As soon as the death angel arrives and the soul of a person leaves this earth then this dead person remains nothing but a memory for the people. Memory is the most beautiful thing that a man can have of his loved ones who are no more with him. This memory can be made into a monument with the help of stonemason. Stone mason is a professional who transforms stones and other such materials like granite, marble, etc into specific shapes. Different kinds of statues, monuments, plaques, headstones or any other such geometrical shape that is made out of stone are built by a stone mason. Two of the most common stone crafted objects that we often get to see are memorial plaques and headstones. In this article, we will be discussing about the fact that is there any difference between memorial plaques and headstones or not.
Before directly discussing about memorial plaque, let us understand the idea about the plaque. Basically, a plaque is the plate or a tablet like structure that is either made up of a steel, porcelain or wood. This flat plate like structure has certain engravings done on it which is then fixed on a wall or any other place where a person wants to fix it. We often see name plates fixed on the front wall of houses which help us in finding the particular address; these name plates can be categorised as a kind of a plaque.
Memorial plaque is the kind of a flat plate like structure that is either fixed on gravestones or any other place. This type of plaque commemorates a dead individual or an event with which people’s memory is associated.
Headstones are the slab like structures that are built on the head of grave on which the name of, age and any quote about the dead person is written. Even though headstones also commemorate the memory of an individual but they are associated only with the death of a person. On the other hand memorial plaques can be built in the memory of a person as well as for any event.
Memorial plaques are the flat slab like structures that are made up of steel, wood or porcelain. They are engraved with any quotation or any memory related to the event or an individual. These engraved flat structures are then fixed on the wall, headstones or any other such place in the memorial in Melbourne of a particular person or event. Stonemasons are the people who shape the stones and built the headstones, memorial plaques. “Lodge bros” are well known for their craft work on stones, steel, porcelain, wood and other such material. They make the best quality of memorial plaques.