Grief is the natural and normal reaction to loss of any kind. Usually when we speak of grief we speak of the death of a loved one. Some resources to help in dealing with grief include:
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Why do we choose to remember? Because remembering is beautiful and ennobling.
Memorialization is about healing the people that few people that mourn your loss and recording a little bit of the flavor of your character for the many people who will follow after you.
It's difficult to imagine the incredible amount of work that goes into creating a memorial. This video shows brief scenes from several steps of the process.