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MEMORIAL. A petition or representation made by one or more individuals to a legislative or other body. When such instrument is addressed to a court, it is called a petition.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Planned by the RNRS, the rose garden is due to open in 2003 - the same year as Diana's fountain memorial in Hyde Park, London.
He cannot remember the names on the memorial but said: "I do remember that day, in 1920, when our managing director, Alick Hill, handed over the drinking fountain memorial we bought in their honour.