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. Queen Elizabeth II on 10th October 1996. The memorial is to remember civilians, men, women and children, who have suffered death, torture and oppression throughout the world. The central inscription reads:
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.
This image can be purchased from Westminster Abbey Library
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