"It can really said that the whole world is surrounded by the graves of our fallen. I am convinced that in the upcoming years there will not be peacemakers on earth more convincing than this multitude of silent witnesses of the desolation caused by wars"
King George V of England, 1922
War memorial pone themselves between history and memory, where we can find the building blocks of a nation and helping to remark the identity.
They both represent isolation and celebration; transcend the political contingencies of their building, but not in the most direct sense, that one who's looking to the future.
The grandeur of their construction celebrates the greatness of the Nation and the Memory; the mix of thousands names puts all men on the same level but memory and the sacrifice are above the specific individual; however, all of the individuals together are the true greatness.