civic wreath

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civic crown, civic wreath

In ancient Rome, an honorary ornament, consisting of a garland of oak leaves, on a monument to one who had saved the life of a Roman citizen in battle.
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Old soldiers remember: Veterans and serving personnel look on as Lord MayorMichael Wilkes lays a civic wreath during the ceremony in Centenary Square, Birmingham.
The Salvation Army band will start to play outside the Hall of Remembrance in Centenary Square at 10.20am, while the civic wreath laying party, including the Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Rev Mark Santer, will set off towards the monument from the Repertory Theatre at 10.40am.
Coventry's civic wreaths were laid at the memorial by the city's Lord Mayor, Councillor Andy Matchet and Lady Mayoress Caron Matchet.