02 December 2010

Today's Epitaph & Symbolism of the Laurel Wreath

I really like this simple tombstone for James Henry Shaw. The engraving at the top is of a laurel wreath. This represents victory, eternity, and immortality. The association with eternity and immortality comes from its leaves, which do not wilt or fade.

James Henry Shaw (1856-1925)
Saved by Grace

Under the death date for Mr. Shaw is a simple, yet powerful phrase: Saved by Grace.

This tombstone is located in the Duluth Cemetery at Gwinnett County, Georgia. Photo © 2010 S. Lincecum.

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