Remembrance Day. Veterans Day. Armistice Day. No matter what you call it, November 11 is a date of utmost historical importance. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month each year, most of the world stops, and respect a silence to remember the ultimate sacrifices that were made, not just in the great war, but in every war and conflict where military personnel have fought. Every year in April, in addition to Remembrance Day, I remember ANZAC Day, for my own family sacrifices and honours.
Throughout history, thousands of wars have been fought and millions of soldiers have lost their lives, but only a tiny fraction of victims had monuments erected, honored or remembered through stories. The majority of them had their remains sent home to their families where they now lie in cemeteries around the world. However, many fallen soldiers remain unidentified.
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Around the World
After World War 1, a movement began to commemorate these unknown soldiers with a single tomb, that would contain the body of one such unidentified soldier. That one soldier would then be a representative symbol of the sacrifice of all the unknown soldiers who died in battle.
This is that history of the tombs I compiled, and of many such memorials around the world: