There are monuments everywhere. Over the course of history there have been many heroes and events which should be remembered for eternity, and it is often fitting to commemorate these important people or occasions with a monument. Some are not called “monuments” but some similar term may be used. This series is reserved for those memorials which are commonly (and/or officially) called “monuments.”
Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland — Designed to honor one of Scotland’s greatest heroes, Sir William Wallace, of Braveheart fame.
National Monument, Dam Square, Amsterdam, Netherlands — This stone pillar on Amsterdam’s busiest square honors those who died in World War II.
Victor Emmanuel II Monument, Rome, Italy — The “Wedding Cake,” as it was called by disappointed Romans when it was built, honors the man who unified Italy in 1861 and became its first “king.”