Unique Memorials From Around The World

By: Ian Elliott
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Every culture and every country has a specific way of memorializing people that have passed away. There are different ways of honoring the dead such as burying the person in a casket, scattering the ashes at sea etc. Another unique way of honoring the deceased is to build a memorial.

Unique Memorials

This is typically a reflection of a person's actions and the influence or effect they had on society. Sometimes a memorial maybe built to honor more than one individual as well. Here we take a look at some unique memorials from across the globe:

  • The Motherland Calls- This immense and imposing statue is located in Volgograd (previously Stalingrad, Russia) on a hill named Mamayev Kurgan. It was built in the year 1967 to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. At 279 feet, it was the world's tallest structure at that time. Valentina Izotova posed for this statue and she was a native of the Stalingrad city.
  • The Marasesti Heroes Mausoleum- This monument is situated in Romania and was constructed to commemorate the courageous people that had lost their lives in the Battle of Marasesti. This structure has been built on the grounds where more than 24,000 Romanian troops had lost their lives during WW1 while successfully defeating the Germans.
  • The Heroes of the Ghetto Square- This particular memorial is located in Kraków, Poland. It commemorates the very first mass rebellion that took place against the Nazis. It was unveiled in the year 1943 post the Jewish Ghetto Uprising.
  • The Marine Corps War Memorial- This bronze memorial is situated in Virginia near the Arlington National Cemetery in Rosslyn, Virginia. It was constrcucted in honor of the Marine Corps that lost their lives while defending the U.S from post 10 November 1775.

If you have any questions about our services, just contact us online or give us a call (604) 888-9895. We at Arbutus Funeral Service will be happy to help.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

5 Ideas For Creating New Holiday Traditions After A Death

Traditional holidays are always fun and exciting for family and friends. They include food, entertainment and more. However, it is not the case when you lose a loved one. Yet some traditions can b...

What’s the Point of a Funeral?

When a close family member or friend passes away, you are filled with grief that can sometimes be very difficult to handle. Many people wonder whether a funeral service is really required during th...

Questions To Ask When Choosing A Cremation Provider

If you are considering cremation as an option for a deceased family member, here are some relevant questions to ask: 1. What Services Do I Get? Different cremation service providers offer differe...

How To Support A Grieving Friend

It can be very painful to look at a friend in grief. Your heart goes out to them and you genuinely want to offer help. They too may be yearning for support to face the difficult time but may not be...

Life Choices To Put On Hold If You're Grieving

When you’re grieving the demise of a loved family member, it’s never a good idea to make any major life choices. Death can take a very severe physical and emotional toll on the survivors, which mea...

What to Do When a Loved One as near the End of Their Life

It can be an extremely profound experience to be with someone you love when they are nearing the end of their life. While you need to be there to give the person company and solace, the anticipatio...

Coping with Memories of Grief and Loss During the Holidays

Festivities, decorations, and good cheer mark the holidays and Christmas time in particular. While everyone is celebrating and partaking in great food and conversation, if you have recently lost a ...

Importance of Personalizing a Funeral or Memorial Service

Can death be a celebration of life rather than only mourning and grieving? Can we center the funeral and memorial services on the departed loved one, rather than our emotions overshadowing everythi...

What is Actually Involved in Pre-planning Your Funeral?

If you accept that death is a certainty, then pre-planning the funeral arrangement can be treated as a project for yourself, on which you want to put a stamp of completion. Perhaps the thought behi...

Choosing a Casket

One of the most important aspects in a funeral arrangement is the choice of a casket. A large part of the budget is determined by the cost of the casket. The price range is very wide from...