The Cenotaph, London, UK
Probably one of the most well recognised WW1 memorials is the Cenotaph, located in Whitehall, London. Each year on November 11th, there is a spectacular parade past the monument of groups such as the Royal British Legion, various military battalions, politicians, diplomatic Commonwealth representatives, and veterans from a number of Britain’s more recent wars. The nation observes a two-minute silence at 11am, with cannons near the Cenotaph signalling the beginning and end of the silence. Wreaths of poppies are laid at the foot of the monument to signify the fields of the Somme where most British lives were lost. The vastness of the parade and the national respect for this event is highly moving.