Cross and the Crown

Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio

Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio

The Gothic-style Miller family monument in the Glendale Cemetery at Akron, Ohio, is inscribed, “Be Thou Faithful Unto Death and I Will Give Thee a Crown of Life”. That message is further reinforced by the mourning figure atop the monument of a woman holding a crown in her hands.

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The crown is a symbol of glory and victory over death.  The reward awaits in Heaven where the victor will receive a crown of victory.

The crown symbol is found again resting on top of a cross found on each of the individual family headstones. The cross and crown symbols are green oxidized copper bolted to each of the family members’ headstones.

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The cross represents the suffering of Christ.

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