What do angles in a cemetery mean?

Cemeteries are often graced by statues of angels, which symbolize the connection between heaven and earth. In addition, they represent strength, peace, faith, protection, and beauty and provide families with comfort knowing their lost loved ones are safe. The poses taken by these angelic figures may signify different things: praying shows devotion to God; pointing upwards represents the guiding of a soul to heaven; bowed heads symbolize grief for sudden or unexpected deaths; and weeping shows sorrow for a deceased family member. Angels in cemeteries can be sculpted from various colors of granite or cast in bronze.

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