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How Do You Want to be Remembered?


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Looking back at man's earliest historical records, loved ones have always found their own particular ways to commemorate life. Each one of us occupies a unique place in our time and space on this earth. No matter where we live or how we live, we all place our distinctive fingerprint on our world. From the tombs of the pharaohs to a name on a donor's wall in a hospital the attempt to preserve our personal perspective is ingrained into our being. read more

42nd Military Police Partner with Quiring to Remember Fallen Heroes


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Memorial at Joint Base Lewis-McChord honors 29 military police killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. This monument honors 29 military police killed in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2003-2011. On Friday, October 18, 2013 ten families from around our country gathered together at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's memorial park to unveil the monument and to honor their loved ones who are no longer with us. read more

Why Granite is Preferred for Cemetery Monuments


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There are many types of granite found all over the earth but very few memorial quality deposits. The proper amount of molten mixing of the correct mineralogical components and then a slow cooling over many thousands of years can create deposits where memorial grade granites may be quarried. read more

The Art of Hand Carving and Engraving


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For centuries, artists and craftsmen have worked hard to transform raw slabs of various kinds of stone into beautiful memorials that use words and images to lovingly preserve the lives and legacies of those who have gone before us. read more

To Color or Not to Color, That is the Question


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Some folks in my company, Quiring Monuments, Inc. in Seattle, WA had a few technical questions about granite coloring/contrasting products, so I decided to go to the source for answers. The decision to add contrast and color begs the question of "How"? How do we add beautiful and lasting color and contrast to the stone? read more