commemoration commemoration  /kə ˌmɛ mə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
  2. (n) a recognition of meritorious service

News

  1. Re-enactment opens Gettysburg anniversary events

    GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 150 years after the Union Army turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal conflict of the American Civil War.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. 150th Gettysburg Celebration Events Schedule

    150th Commemoration and Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg – Schedule of Events Friday, June 28, 2013 8:30-11:30am The Battle Begins, Buford’s Stand, The Railroad Cut, McPherson’s Ridge 11am Terry Arliskas “Cadet Gray and Butternut Brown: Notes on Confederate Uniforms”…
    on June 28, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg

  3. Lancaster County hopes for tourism boost from Gettysburg commemoration

    Lancaster in 1863 wanted to keep the Civil War out.Now, the conflict is being conspicuously beckoned in.That is to say, tourism flow from the 150th anniversary commemoration of the epic Battle of Gettysburg is welcome.Officials say the county's plan to assertively market itself in connection with t...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

Quotes

  1. "Today is much more than a commemoration of the length of service of one US senator," Byrd said.
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Robert Byrd Source: Washington Post

  2. "To all of them - to our veterans, to the fallen and to their families - there is no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice," Obama said.
    on Nov 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Aljazeera.net

  3. "When he came out with that stuff it created a furore and rightly so, the year after the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery," Ferguson added.
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Reuters UK

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