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Today, companion memorials are the most frequently placed memorial tributes in American cemeteries. Sizes and styles may be controlled by cemetery regulations, although most cemeteries are encouraging upright memorialization, allowing families to convey their love and remembrance when planning a memorial tribute for loved ones. Spanning two grave sites, these monuments may be designed to reflect family values, a profession, a love of life, etc. Designs are only limited by one's imagination.