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I don't know if these things can be observed nationwide or not, but in both Missouri and Texas you see memorials (usually a wooden cross) marking where somebody died on a roadway. I noticed a new one this morning on my way to the market.

If you were to die in a car wreck would you want a memorial? I wouldn't.

Do you know anyone who has a memorial? If so, did you ever put flowers or something else on it? I don't know anyone personally who was memorialized.

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redbronze

Dec 30 @ 2:30PM  
Nope don't know any one but they go all the way into Mexico and there they even have the cement type crosses.. Crazy stuff I tell you it has a lot to do with the Hispanic culture along with Catholic types.. Me naa I don't want a memorial even if I don't die in a car crash I want to be cremated and thrown in the Gulf of Mexico in Port Aransas, Texas.. That's good enough for me.. Swimming with the fishes hanging out on the beach forever.. How cool is that...
confed2001

Dec 30 @ 6:06PM  
You see these all over in Louisiana as well. I would not want one; in fact I find it morbid to say the least. I don’t know if this is true but I understand that this started in Scotland.
sugarnspice005

Dec 30 @ 10:01PM  
A classmate died about a month after graduation. He was drinking and driving, flipped his car and got pinned under it. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Some of us went to where he died and put up a wooden cross.

Would I want that done for me? No.
soft_touch938

Dec 31 @ 9:40AM  
You see a lot of that around my area. I have noticed that a lot of them are maintained with flowers and such throughout the years.

I see nothing wrong with them. If it's a comfort to the family then what's wrong with that?

I think it also gives pause to those who see them...you know, sorta like "there but for the Grace of God, go I" type of thing. There are dangerous intersections where you see these memorials and they're also a reminder just how dangerous those intersections are...maybe more people actually STOP instead of sliding through with only a glance.

If I was killed in a car crash, I don't care if my kids put a cross there...I ain't gonna know anyway and if it gives them some modicum of comfort then so be it. But....

If I just get injured...or perhaps I get seriously ill, I DON'T want a sign in people's yards saying, "Pray for Bonnie"....who knows, maybe my enemies will pray for me to die....lol.
Wordsofwit

Dec 31 @ 11:04AM  
Here is a Wiki on the history of memorials. You have to scroll down to get to it.
RJ53

Dec 31 @ 1:17PM  
I saw crosses painted on a rock side of a mountain in Tennessee at an almost 90 degree curve in a mountain road. There must have been at least 20 of them painted on that rock wall. It did make my dad slow down for that curve. I think whatever brings people comfort is ok. But they are morbid reminders of death as well.
StraddleMyNose

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Dec 31 @ 6:18PM  
Other than seeing flag posts with large flags flying from them at Sunset Gardens cemetery in honor of families loved ones, and buildings named after a person or two heavily in my area, that's about it.

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