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In-Ground Burial – The Traditional Cemetery Burial Option

As the most traditional burial choice, in-ground burial typically involves a casket and is marked by a memorial tribute. Below ground burials are usually preceded by a funeral service as well.

Below ground burial is the right choice for you if:

  • You prefer traditional cemetery burials
  • You want to be memorialized alongside other loved ones
  • You want outdoor visitations
  • You want loved ones to place flowers and other decorations at the site
  • You want a marker or monument to memorialize you


A traditional in-ground burial consists of five components:

  • Casket – displays and contains the deceased, either for burial or cremation.
  • Gravesite – the space or plot.
  • Memorial – a tribute installed at the gravesite to honor and celebrate a life worth remembering. Flat bronze markers are installed at memorial parks and upright granite monuments are installed at cemeteries.
  • Vault – a concrete enclosure that serves as the casket's protective lining and provides safe, sure footing for your loved ones.
  • Opening-and-Closing – preparation of gravesite for burial service that consists of ground opening, closing (back-filling), and landscaping (to restore gravesite's appearance).


Do you need additional information about in-ground burials? Find out more and see if a below ground burial is the right cemetery burial option for you by request your free, no-obligation kit now!