A commemoration is a ceremony that honors someone's memory. A commemoration can also honor an event, like a war.

A commemoration is a celebration of someone or something, usually in the form of a ceremony. Commemorations are often held on the anniversary of someone's birth or death. For example, there have been many commemorations for Martin Luther King to honor his contributions to the civil rights movement. On the anniversary of 9/11, commemorations are held to honor the dead. This word is all about remembering and respecting.

Definitions of commemoration

n a recognition of meritorious service

memorial, remembrance
a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar
Type of:
credit, recognition

n a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

memorialisation, memorialization
Type of:
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance
a formal event performed on a special occasion

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