The War Memorial in Basseterre, Saint Kitts - Encircle Photos

8 The War Memorial in Basseterre, Saint Kitts

The island’s first War Memorial was erected in 1926 to honor 20 soldiers from Saint Kitts and Nevis who died during World War I. The original tribute was replaced with an obelisk in 1955. Princess Margaret, the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II, presided over the unveiling. The Cenotaph also recognizes the sacrifices from World War II made by six servicemen from the sister islands plus the British overseas territory of Anguilla. During the annual Veteran’s Day commemoration, wreaths are laid on the three graves at the base of the memorial.

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Honsford Rd & Fort Thomas Rd, Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis

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