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What can you write on a memorial plaque?

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The message on a memorial plaque pays tribute to the deceased person's life and may include the deceased person's favorite quote or words of wisdom. Some memorial plaques have inscriptions that are more generic, such as "Rest in Peace," "In Loving Memory" or "Always in Our Hearts."

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Other short epitaphs include "Our Little Angel" and "Until We Meet Again." Choosing what to write on a memorial plaque can be overwhelming, especially since there are usually space restrictions. To make the decision easier, it's worthwhile to discuss with loved ones what they want to have written on a memorial plaque when the time comes.

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