Monuments are the most common kind of physical memorials, erected to honour, celebrate or remember important or well loved persons, episodes or events.
They can be monuments of different kinds – very traditional or modern, incorporating figures or just inscriptions, and placed in capital cities or towns and villages of a country.
Memorials to road traffic victims in the form of monuments can be national or local. There are already many local road victim memorials in existence, but calls for national memorials to road crash victims are increasing and are beginning to be erected.
Images of every kind of monument can be found on the Memorial Gallery pages and also underNational Memorials.
World Day 2012 will see several new monuments installed and inaugurated: