How to build a memorial or monument step-by-step

Building memorials worthy of the heroes they honor

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Our associates, the materials we use, the technology we harness and the pghd® process we developed, deliver better results. Guaranteed. Picture this on granite proudly designs, builds, delivers and installs civic and military memorials across north america.

Steps for planning a veterans memorial


Planning Requirements

1. Form a committee
2. Determine a location
3. Determine a budget


Contact Picture This On Granite

Whether you already have your design or only an initial vision, we can help make your concept a reality. Our graphic and project teams will be happy to assist you with the design of your memorial. We can also help you choose the material, engraving technique and finishes. Free samples and prototypes, information packages, and fundraising items are also available.

1. Fundraise
2. Deposit for Memorial
3. Obtain necessary permits
4. Break Ground & Ground breaking ceremony
5. Prepare land/Foundation


Dedication & Unveiling

1. Contact media outlets about dedication ceremony
2. Memorial installation
3. Memorial dedication