Shomer's collection exemplifies her stated view of poetry's ability to both "celebrate" and "solemnify
" significant events.
homosexual marriage would also be a politically salient
The board also adopted a policy on prayer which states that in order to "solemnify
School Board proceedings, it is the policy of the Board to open its meetings with a prayer, sectarian or non-sectarian, or a moment of silence, all in accord with the freedom of conscience of the individual adult Board member.
During encampments ceremonies intended to solemnify
often were undermined by the "Lambs," "Razors," and similar Pennsylvania GAR groups who combined archaic Christmas custom and street protest.
Now that its utility has been degraded even further by automobiles, escalators, and airplanes, space-age sneakers such as the Nike Air Max Deluxe, with shimmering Mylar panels suggestive of astronaut suits and the trajectories of satellites, are an attempt to solemnify
the foot and to restore the dignity of human motion.
After its appearance in the Great Hall in January 1649, the cross of St George became a key ingredient in a brand new state iconography which also featured an imaginatively redesigned ceremonial great mace of Parliament borne before the Speaker to dignify and solemnify
regular meetings of the House as well as great state occasions.