Below is a representative sample unveiling ceremony which can be printed and distributed to those family and friends gathered for the unveiling.

In Loving Memory of "Name of Loved One"

Together we recite:
In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of the sun, we remember them.
In the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
So long as we live, she too will live.
For she is now a part of us, as we remember them.
(We Remember Them, by Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer)


Birth is a beginning and death a destination;
but life is a journey.
A going, a growing from stage to stage:
from childhood to maturity and youth to old age.

From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing;
from foolishness to discretion and then perhaps, to wisdom.
From weakness to strength or strength to weakness and often back again.
From health to sickness and back we pray, to health again.

From offense to forgiveness, from loneliness to love,
from joy to gratitude, from pain to compassion.
From grief to understanding, from fear to faith;
from defeat to defeat to defeat, until, looking backward or ahead:
we see that victory lies not at some high place along the way,
but in having made the journey, stage by stage, a sacred pilgrimage.

Birth is a beginning and death a destination;
but life is a journey, a sacred pilgrimage,
made stage by stage…to life everlasting.
(Life is a Journey, by Alvin Fine)


May this hour, consecrated to "Name of Loved One" memory, bring its message of consolation to us. May we see this monument as a reminder of what is most enduring, the immortality of the soul, memories that never fade, love that remains alive. We remember that we should strive to honor her by our actions and our aspirations. As we gather at this time of memory, we reflect on the memories and lessons of "Name's" life.


Personal Remembrances:
Family members can each take a few moments to share a favorite memory or story about your loved one or family members can have time for private reflection.

Together we recite:
We consecrate this memorial as a sign of love and respect. May "Name of Loved One's" soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. Amen

Compassionate God, eternal Spirit of the universe, grant perfect rest in Your sheltering presence to "Name of Loved One," who has entered eternity. O God of mercy, let her/him find refuge in Your eternal presence beneath the shadow of Your sheltering wings, and let her/his soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life. God is her inheritance. May she/he rest in peace, and let us say; Amen.


Uncover the stone and recite the Mourner's Kaddish together:

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba. B’alma di v’ra chirutei, v’yamlich malchutei, b’chayeichon uv’yomeichon uv’chayei d’chol beit Yisrael,
baagala uviz’man kariv. V’im’ru: Amen.

Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach l’alam ul’almei almaya.

Yitbarach v’yishtabach v’yitpaar v’yitromam v’yitnasei, v’yit’hadar v’yitaleh v’yit’halal sh’mei d’Kud’sha B’rich Hu, l’eila min kol birchata v’shirata, tushb’chata v’nechemata, daamiran b’alma. V’imru: Amen.
Y’hei sh’lama raba min sh’maya, v’chayim aleinu v’al kol Yisrael. V’imru: Amen.
Oseh shalom bimromav, Hu yaaseh shalom aleinu, v’al kol Yisrael. V’imru: Amen.

Exalted and hallowed be God’s great name
in the world which God created, according to plan.
May God’s majesty be revealed in the days of our lifetime
and the life of all Israel — speedily, imminently, to which we say: Amen.

Blessed be God’s great name to all eternity.

Blessed, praised, honored, exalted, extolled, glorified, adored, and lauded
be the name of the Holy Blessed One, beyond all earthly words and songs of blessing,
praise, and comfort. To which we say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and all Israel.
To which we say: Amen.

May the One who creates harmony on high, bring peace to us and to all Israel.
To which we say: Amen.


To conclude the ceremony the Officiator recites:

May she/he always live in our hearts.
May we think of her/him tenderly and revere her/him memory
May her/him memory lead us to love.
May her/him memory be a blessing.