Innocent Victims' Memorial
Location in the Abbey: West entrance
Type of memorial: Stone
Type of material: Stone

Just outside the west door of Westminster Abbey is a memorial to Innocent Victims of war and oppression. It is a large circular slate memorial, on a slightly raised stone base, by Irish sculptor Ken Thompson. It was unveiled by H.M. The Queen on 10 October 1998. The memorial is to remember civilians, men, women and children, who have suffered death, torture and oppression throughout the world. The central inscription reads:

ALL
INNOCENT
VICTIMS OF
Remember
OPPRESSION
VIOLENCE
WAR

In the outer circle is a quote from Lamentations chapter 1, verse 12:

Is it nothing to you all you who pass by

Flowers are regularly laid on the memorial by organisations and individuals.

A photo of the stone can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library.

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