monuments

plural of monument
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as in tombstones
a shaped stone laid over or erected near a grave and usually bearing an inscription to identify and preserve the memory of the deceased the Quakers disapproved of monuments, regarding them as idolatrous, so thousands of Nantucketers spend their eternal rest in complete anonymity

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as in memorials
something that serves to keep alive the memory of a person or event a moving monument to the great war and a tribute to the untold millions who died in it

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“Monuments.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/monuments. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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