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In Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapakse will hold amemorialat a site near Galle where more than 1,000 passengers are thought to have died when the waves engulfed their train. Later, women survivors will form a candle-light chain along the coast.

文中的memorial表示“纪念仪式”,memorial作名词用时,还可用来指“纪念物(如纪念碑或纪念日)”以及“历史记载”等,如:memorial to the martyrs(烈士纪念碑);memorials of a past age(过去年代的历史记载)。此外,memorial可用作形容词,意为“纪念性的;记忆的”,比如,memorial sculpture(纪念性雕塑)。



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