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cenotaph

a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere

Cenotaph

An empty tomb; a commemorative monument not intended for burial.

Cenotaph

 

(Greek kenotaphion, “empty grave”), a funerary monument. Cenotaphs were erected by many peoples—ancient Greeks, Romans, Middle Asians, Egyptians—mostly when the remains of the deceased were for some reason unavailable for interment. The ritual was based on the conviction that the souls of the dead who had no graves could not find peace. In ancient Egypt royal cenotaphs were erected along with the actual tombs of the pharaohs and had ritual significance.

cenotaph

A monument erected in memory of one not interred in or under it.
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The cenotaph doesn't belong to the council but to the village so we had to find the funding ourselves so I approached Sabic to see if they could help.
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George Women's Institute and formally dedicated to the community in 1926, is the oldest cenotaph commemorating the soldiers of World War I in the Brant-Brantford area.
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The London Cenotaph was carpeted in a sea of red as the war dead were remembered.
And in Pwllheli, several hundred people from the main Forces, the Royal Naval Association, Conservative Club and elsewhere prayed at St Peter's Church before their Cenotaph service.
In Porthcawl, a service was held at All Saints Church, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in the church grounds, featuring children from Porthcawl primary schools and buglers from Porthcawl Comprehensive.
On this cenotaph are inscribed the names of 54,889 killed at Ypres, a historically contested area in Belgium.
Unfortunately, there were few British Asian councillors in attendance at Middlesbrough cenotaph on Sunday - or last year.
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On Monday, Cllr Friar will lay a wreath at Huyton Cenotaph, opposite the Huyton Suite, at 11am.
Stephen and Pauline Roberts of Hemlington, whose son Andrew Roberts lost his life in Afghanistan, were both at the Linthorpe Road cenotaph for yesterday's service.