Monumentsare 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 they are beginning to be erected.
Images of every kind of monument can be found on the Memorial Gallery pages and also underNational Memorials.
Future World Days will hopefully see many new monuments installed and inaugurated.
Brazil, Curitiba City Paraná
Luxemburg, Illumination of Meditation Pillars, part of Light of Hope Initiative – WDR 2012
Poland, Memorial in Zabawa, unveiled in 2011
United Kingdom, Bath Memorial, inaugurated in 2010