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The memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii commemorates American dead from wars in the Pacific.

A memorial is an object served as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 96 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Memorial Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 96 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Memorial Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Like Arlington, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is one of the most prominent of the many national cemeteries in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Popular forms of memorials include landmark objects such as statues or fountains. The most common type of memorial is the gravestone. Also common are war memorials commemorating those that have died in wars. Memorials in form of a cross are called intending crosses. Three traditional fountain features: a low jet, a pair of raised basins, and sculpture with a water theme, here hippocamps (Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome) A traditional fountain is an arrangement where water issues from a source (Latin fons), fills a basin of some kind, and is drained away. ... Headstones in the Japanese Cemetry in Broome, Western Australia A cemetery in rural Spain A typical late 20th century headstone in the United States A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker, normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a burial. ... This memorial in England lists the names of soldiers who died in the First World War. ... The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ... A Greek cross (all arms of equal length) above a saltire, a cross rotated by 45 degrees For other uses, see Cross (disambiguation). ... An intending cross is a cross, which was built as memorial to remember at a special event. ...


When somebody has died, the family may request that a memorial gift (usually money) be given to a designated charity or church (rather than flowers). 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. A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual (a scholar) for the purposes of furthering their education. ...


'memorial' is also the Moniker for New Zealand electronica artist and band, the memorial music club. Electronica is a rather vague term that covers a wide range of electronic or electronic-influenced music. ...


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