cenotaph cenotaph

Definition(s):

  • (n) a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered

Usage(s):

  1. His concrete museum, cenotaph and gigantic public square managed to be both mournful and modern, elegiac yet elegant.
  2. After Doktor Rosenberg had laid a swastika wreath on the Unknown Soldier's cenotaph, a British war veteran heaved the wreath into the Thames.
  3. Sir: The Kennedy cenotaph reminds me of nothing so much as those useful structures that abound on Parisian boulevards for the relief of the weary traveler.

News

  • 'Down to the sea in ships'

    Over nearly four centuries, more than 5,000 Gloucester fishermen have gone "down to the sea in ships," as inscriptions on both the Man at the Wheel statue and the Fishermen's Memorial Cenotaph note. And Saturday marked the annual procession and memor
    on August 19, 2013     Source: Gloucester Daily Times

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Quotes

  1. "The Ladner Cenotaph is one of many cenotaphs across the country to benefit from this program," said Mr. Cummins. "It is gratifying to see organizations such as The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #61 (Ladner) take the initiative to ensure that...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: John Cummins Source: FOXBusiness

  2. "We have a responsibility to remember and honour those who have served on behalf of our country," said Mr. Watson. "This contribution will ensure that The Men of Amherstburg, Anderdon and Malden Cenotaph remains a place of remembrance and...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Jeff Watson Source: StreetInsider.com (subscription)

  3. Mr. Lauzon added, "The restored Lancaster Cenotaph will provide the local citizens with a place to honour all of Canada's service men and women."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Guy Lauzon Source: Market Wire (press release)

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