Memorial

A memorial is an object which serves as a focus for memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects or art objects such as sculptures, statues or fountains, and even entire parks.

The most common type of memorial is the gravestone or the memorial plaque. Also common are war memorials commemorating those who have died in wars. Memorials in the form of a cross are called intending crosses.

Online memorials and tributes are becoming increasingly popular especially with the increase in natural burial where the laying of gravestones, or memorial plaques, is often not permitted. Online tributes and memorials create a way for family and friends from various countries to interact and share memories and photographs. This is becoming more and more popular as it provides a private space that can be easily reflected upon at any time.

When somebody has died, the family may request that a memorial gift (usually money) be given to a designated charity, or that a tree be planted in memory of the person.

Sometimes, when a high school student has died, the memorials are placed in the form of a scholarship, to be awarded to high-achieving students in future years.

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Walter Seymour Allward - Works
... Notes Image Peace (North-West Rebellion Memorial) 1895 Queen's Park, Toronto Sculpture of Oronhyatekha 1899 Temple Building, Toronto Commissioned by Oronhyatekha and the Independent Order of ... above Stratford Cenotaph 1922 Stratford, Ontario Citizens' War Memorial 1929 Peterborough, Ontario Brant County War Memorial 1933 Brantford, Ontario Canadian National Vimy ...
Nick Boynton - Awards and Achievements
1996 — OHL All-Rookie Team 1999 — Memorial Cup All-Star Team 1999 — Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup MVP) 2002 — NHL All-Rookie Team 2002 — Played in NHL YoungStars Game 2004 ...
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
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Iroquois Theatre Fire - Memorial
... A bronze bas-relief memorial by sculptor Lorado Taft without any identifying markings was placed inside the LaSalle Street entrance to City Hall ... on a litter by herculean male figures, with a bereaved mother bending over it.” The memorial was located in the Iroquois Hospital on Wacker until the ... On November 5, 2010, the memorial was rededicated and a descriptive plaque was donated by the Union League Club of Chicago ...

Famous quotes containing the word memorial:

    I hope there will be no effort to put up a shaft or any monument of that sort in memory of me or of the other women who have given themselves to our work. The best kind of a memorial would be a school where girls could be taught everything useful that would help them to earn an honorable livelihood; where they could learn to do anything they were capable of, just as boys can. I would like to have lived to see such a school as that in every great city of the United States.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be engraved on a marble tomb, saying, “Here lieth Elizabeth, which reigned a virgin, and died a virgin.”
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)

    When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be engraved on a marble tomb, saying, “Here lieth Elizabeth, which reigned a virgin, and died a virgin.”
    Elizabeth I (1533–1603)