When you are walking through a cemetery and you come across a monument and you don’t understand what it represents, look for clues. When I saw this monument, I noticed that the statue has wings. That is a sure sign you are looking at an angel. Often there are other signs that can lead you to a conclusion of what you are looking at, too. For instance, there are many types of angels, but not many of them wear armor and carry a sword. Only the Archangel Michael, one of three angels mentioned by name in the Bible, is clothed in armor. The sword He carries represents a cross but also a weapon in his war against the devil’s warriors. Archangel Michael is a Christian soldier fighting Satan’s hordes. Sometimes when you see the Archangel Michael, he is represented standing on dragon or a worm. Even though, that is not the case here, the fact that the angel is dressed as a soldier is a sure sign, this is Saint Michael.
Sometimes if you look hard enough you can find other clues.