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Innocent Victims' Memorial

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 10th 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.

Memorial

10th October 1998

Location

West Entrance

Memorial Type

Stone

Material Type

Stone

Innocent Victims' Memorial
Innocent Victims' Memorial

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