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The following are a few of the symbols adopted by man to remind him of his immortality. Although some symbols have no direct association with Christ, many have been accepted as a representation of life, its victories and its rewards. We, at Standiford Memorials, offer this information to you in order to help you as you consider a suitable and fitting memorial for your family.
Palm Dogwood
Passion Flower Cross
Pine Forget-Me-Not
Poppy Grapevine
Rose Ivy
Oak Leaf Lily

A symbol of victory, often by martyrdom over death and the enemies of persecutors of religion.

A symbol of strength and devotion. It is well known that at the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood was the strongest of all wood. It was used to make the cross. It will always remind us of Christ's sacrifice for us.

Passion Flower
In recent times the Passion Flower has come to symbolize the passion for life exhibited by Jesus and the willingness to make sacrifices for those we love so dearly.

The Cross
The cross is a universal symbol of Christ's redemption of the sins of mankind.

The pine is an ancient symbol of fertility and regeneration and rebirth. It also symbolizes the healing of the body and soul.

The forget-me-not does not seem to have any particualr religious significance. It has come to symbolize the concept of remembrance and life eternal through remembrance. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

The poppy is of grecian origin and it has come to symbolize peaceful and everlasting sleep. Death is visualized as an eternal rest.

The grapevine has come to symbolize life and life everlasting. There are many references to the grapevine in the Bible.

The rose has come to symbolize many things. It is a symbol of everlasting love as well as beauty. It has also come to symbolize purity of mind and soul as well as life everlasting in paradise with those we love.

The ivy is a symbol of fidelity and friendship.

Oak Leaf
The oak leaf is a symbol of strength of mind and soul and everlasting faith in the Lord.

The lily is a symbol of purity, chastity and innocence.

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My name is Robert A. Silkworth and I am the owner of Standiford Memorials
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