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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.

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1 Types 2 Examples of notable memorials 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Types[edit] 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.[1] 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.[2] Those temporary or makeshift memorials are also called grassroots memorials.[3] 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. Examples of notable memorials[edit]

The Haymarket Martyrs' Monument
Haymarket Martyrs' Monument
at the Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois

Maqam Echahid in Algiers, Algeria

Memorial
Memorial
dedicated to the victims of the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash in Smoleńsk
Smoleńsk
at the Church of St. Roch in Białystok, Poland

A ghost bike roadside memorial in Berlin

St. Andrew Memorial
Memorial
Church in South Bound Brook, New Jersey, was built in 1965 to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor

Namantar Shahid Smarak
Namantar Shahid Smarak
commemorates the Namantar Andolan

The Victoria Memorial
Memorial
of Kolkata
Kolkata
is an important monument of India

See also[edit]

Bell Telephone Memorial Ghost bike Historical marker List of memorials Memorial
Memorial
bench Monument National memorial National monument Public history Roadside memorial Viewlogy War
War
memorial Culture of Remembrance

References[edit]

^ "What memorials are there?".  ^ "Commemorative trees". National Trust. Issued: 03/97, Revised: 09/01. Archived from the original on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.  Check date values in: date= (help) ^ Grassroots Memorials: The Politics of Memorializing Traumatic Death, eds Peter Jan Margry and Cristina Sánchez-Carretero (New York: Berghahn, 2011)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Memorials.

Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina

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