A headstone isn't just a marker - it's a symbol.
It might be the place where family and friends can visit their deceased and pay their respects but it is also a symbol to the rest of the community about that person's life.
There are no people more worthy of having their resting place immortalised than those who served in the armed forces during World War I (and all of the other conflicts this country has been involved in).
That is why a community program like the Headstone Project is such a worthwhile cause.
The Headstone Project intersects many facets of the community, from those who are on the Work for the Dole program, to those leading the project, and the families and relatives of the soldiers whose unmarked graves are being restored or established.
For some, it might feel like just a headstone, a piece of stone, but to the families of those soldiers, it means recognition.
As Veterans Affairs Minister Guy Barnett said, at the commemoration of headstones at Carr Villa on Friday, there are many reasons why soldiers' graves may have been left unmarked.
Those reasons include lack of funds or no close family members to establish the gravesite.
On Friday, 30 plaques were commemorated as part of the project and included the graves of:
Sergeant Peter McMurray, of the 51st Battalion, Private William Andrews, 12th Battalion, Private Albert Boscoe, 58th Battalion and Private John Denman, 29th Battalion.
The project aims to provide a headstone for each unmarked grave of all returned World War I soldiers in Tasmania, which they believe is achievable.
The Headstone Project is making an important contribution to ensure soldiers' sacrifice is never forgotten, and their resting places are immortalised as places for reflection and reverence.
There is no price that we can put on their service to the community and so it's incredibly important we continue to give back to them in any way we can.