The Importance Of Memorials In Great Britain

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A memorial is an object that is designed to retain the memory of a life ended or anything of value that deserves to be remembered. It is something that is deemed worthy of commemoration by erecting a permanent reminder of their lives. There are various forms of memorials, such as landmark or art objects like monuments, sculptures, statues, fountains, walls and even parks, hospitals, churches, etc. The most common type of memorials is gravestone or the memorial plaque.

Memorials are important to Great Britain and to its people. Although most of the memorials were raised year ago, most of these were a tribute to the tremendous loss of life during the First World War. Great Britain has relied on mastery of the oceans for her greatness. From the days of empire in the 18th and 19th centuries, to the days of fighting for survival during the brutal conflicts of the 20th century, the sailors of the British Isles left the ports of England determined to serve their country. Hundreds of thousands of these souls would never return to their homeland.
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Located near the Tower of London and the south side of Trinity Square Gardens, it serves as a permanent memory of the merchant navy and fishing fleets that died during both world wars protecting their nation and have ‘no grave but the sea’. The Memorial is divided into two parts. ‘The World War 1 Memorial is designed as an arched passage, with 12 bronze plaques listing the names of thousands of ships arranged alphabetically. This design was the work of Edwin Landseet Lutyens with sculpture work by William Reid Dick. 11,919 names are listed alphabetically with the ship’s master listed first. It was opened by Queen Mary in

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