Symbolism

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The Anchor signifies hope or eternal life. It is often on sailors' graves. Anchors are also a Masonic symbol for well-grounded hope, therefore they are often found on Masons' graves as well.

Visit the Waterhouse Symbolism Newsletter online for a growing library of articles/images on the meaning of symbols used in our cemeteries and elsewhere.

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