Origin of commemoration
Examples from the Web for commemoration
As late as the fifth century, powerful aristocratic women took charge of the commemoration of the dead in Rome.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To Bartholdi, his statue meant a commemoration of Liberty attained.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the Maryland governor also has higher ambitions for the commemoration.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812|Ben Jacobs|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Popular sentiment is a mixture of mourning and commemoration.The Tiananmen Square Museum That’s Shocking China’s Tourists|Brendon Hong|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gay-pride parades will be held all across the country June 24 in commemoration of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969.
In commemoration of her he built his famous Odeum on the south slope of the Acropolis.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
He had gone through three commemoration balls at Oxford about ten days before the regatta.Boating|W. B. Woodgate
Intended for his glorification, it became the commemoration of his disgrace.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
It is the spell that the commemoration of a great event and a great movement casts over them that will hardly be repeated.
During that winter I witnessed a large funeral procession in that city in commemoration of the death of General Washington.Journal of Voyages|Jacob Dunham
British Dictionary definitions for commemoration
Word Origin and History for commemoration
late 14c., "a calling to mind," also "service or church festival commemorating something," from Old French comemoration, from Latin commemorationem (nominative commemoratio) "reminding, mention," noun of action from past participle stem of commemorare "to call to mind," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + memorare "to remind," from memor "mindful of" (see memory).