11 memorials to unknown soldiers from around the world

June 28, 2017 by Legion Magazine

 

Most Canadians are familiar with the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, at the base of the National War Memorial in Ottawa. However, some might not know that the tradition of burying the unidentifiable remains of a soldier to honour all those who sacrificed their lives fighting for their country is common all around the globe. Here are a few examples of the monuments from other countries.

 

Canada

 

Unveiled — 2000

Belgium

 

Unveiled — 1922

Brazil

Unveiled — 1945

France

 

Unveiled — 1921

India

 

Unveiled — 1972

Italy

 

Unveiled — 1911

Japan

 

Unveiled —1970

Russia

 

Unveiled — 1967

Serbia

 

Unveiled — 1938

United Kingdom

 

Unveiled — 1920

United States

 

Unveiled — 1922

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