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Remembering With Thanks

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memorial |məˈmôrēəl|noun • 1.  something established to remind people of a significant person or event(s) • [ used as modifier ] intended to commemorate someone or something: a memorial service.   •2. a record or chronicle.  ORIGIN late Middle English: from late Latin memoriale  ‘record, memory, monument,’ from Latin memorials ‘serving as a reminder,’ from memoria ‘memory.’

freedom |ˈfrēdəm|noun   • 1.  the power or right to act, speak, or think as one chooses without restraint  • 2.  the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved: the shark thrashed its way to freedom. • 3. the state of being able to move easily: freedom of movement. •4. the power of self-determination; the quality of being independent of fate or necessity.  ORIGIN Old English frēodōm

gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)o͞od|noun  • 1. the quality of being thankful;  • 2. readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness: expressed gratitude to the committee for their support. ORIGIN from Old French, or medieval Latin gratitudo, from Latin gratus ‘pleasing, thankful.’

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