Monument v. memorial civic activities person or event commemorate a specific person or event. A palce where processions were held: saddam hussein victory arch: hussein"s arms holding sabres to mark the, mark certain events or times and they often tend to have a story behind. Iraq and iran war. marker of activities to promote ideology marking 100 years of america independence them. Meant to memorialise people killed who died cycling around the city. Meant to remind the viewer that they share the road with others. They act as a physical tangible marker of a moment of time. They have the ability to provide stability and permanence through collective remembering of an event or persons, aroud which public rites, or activities are often organised. They are neither past, because they have been removed from original context and they are not present either, because they are outside of their original context.