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What is a word that means both testimony and at the same time reminder?

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Can you give more context, or maybe an example where it would be used? – Mitch May 16 '11 at 19:12
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Monument? Memorial? Or, if you want a Biblical flavor, from 1 Samuel 7:12, you could use "Ebenezer".

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I like Ebenezer! the thing is I don't think a lot of people would understand it. – Thursagen May 16 '11 at 0:07
There's an old hymn called "Come Thou Font of Many Blessings" with the refrain "Here I raise my Ebenezer." But the association for me was a rock song from the 80s - I could have sworn it was Midnight Oil, but I can't find a reference - that had absolutely nothing to do with the hymn, but had "I will raise my Ebenezer" as a refrain. The song was running through my head when I saw your question. – MT_Head May 16 '11 at 2:56
Nice usage of Ebenezer. I have to confess that I would have been lost if I heard it without an explanation, but I like it. – ajk May 16 '11 at 3:42
Of course, when I hear "Ebenezer" I think of Scrooge... – MT_Head May 16 '11 at 3:46
I'm seated right now besides my colleague, and his name (really!) is Ebenezer! haha – Paul Amerigo Pajo May 17 '11 at 0:51

try commemoration


The act of commemorating or calling to remembrance by some solemnity; the act of honoring the memory of some person or event by solemn celebration: as, the feast of the passover among the Israelites was an annual commemoration of their deliverance from Egypt.

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Another possibility here is observance

1. an act or instance of following, obeying, or conforming to: the observance of traffic laws.
2. a keeping or celebration by appropriate procedure, ceremonies, etc.: the observance of the Sabbath.
3. a procedure, ceremony, or rite, as for a particular occasion: patriotic observances.

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Or eulogy, tribute, or homage? These suggestions all seem very mournful.

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