When thinking about the permanent placement of cremated remains, remember that a permanent site gives loved ones a physical place for visitation and reflection, well into the future. Additionally, the actual ceremony accompanying the placement of an urn in a cemetery provides family and friends with closure after the loss of a loved one. When ashes of a loved one are kept with relatives, they can easily become misplaced or discarded through the years, as future generations may not feel a connection to the deceased.