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    Remembrance \ Armistace \ Veterens Day Around the World.

    Remembrance Day 2017 around the world. Only a few in this article, so feel free to add more.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3856692/r...-around-globe/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Remembrance Day 2017 around the world. Only a few in this article, so feel free to add more.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3856692/r...-around-globe/
    I already posted this photo in the other thread - there is a march to the cenotaph, but this is the primary commemoration in Britain



    We do not treat it as a celebration.
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    What is this cenotaph? Is it specific to WW1?

    Our National War Monument in Ottawa, meant to commemorate WW1, took over a decade to build and, in a bitter irony, it was finally completed more than six months into WW2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    What is this cenotaph? Is it specific to WW1?

    Our National War Monument in Ottawa, meant to commemorate WW1, took over a decade to build and, in a bitter irony, it was finally completed more than six months into WW2
    The word cenotaph derives from the Greek κενοτάφιον, and literally means an empty tomb. The cenotaph in London was commissioned in 1919 for distinguished architect Edwin Lutyens, and the only inscription thereupon is to 'The Glorious Dead'. It allows individuals to assign their own meaning to the memorial. It also provided a tangible place of mourning for those whose husbands, sons, brothers, friends and relations died during wars without a known grave. This symbolism is also reflected in the two minutes silence on Armistice Day, and the interment of the Unknown Warrior.

    It was built just after WW1, but its significance is not limited to that conflict. It is a focal point for those who lost loved ones in all the wars since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    The word cenotaph derives from the Greek κενοτάφιον, and literally means an empty tomb. The cenotaph in London was commissioned in 1919 for distinguished architect Edwin Lutyens, and the only inscription thereupon is to 'The Glorious Dead'. It allows individuals to assign their own meaning to the memorial. It also provided a tangible place of mourning for those whose husbands, sons, brothers, friends and relations died during wars without a known grave. This symbolism is also reflected in the two minutes silence on Armistice Day, and the interment of the Unknown Warrior.

    It was built just after WW1, but its significance is not limited to that conflict. It is a focal point for those who lost loved ones in all the wars since.
    They are common throughout the Commonwealth.

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