The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph

 

Did you know that a Cenotaph is an empty tomb or monument built to honor a person or group of people who died and their remains are elsewhere other than their homeland? The cenotaph, located in parliament square the garden of remembrance, commemorates the brave Bahamians who served under the British army during world wars I and II. The Bahamas was still under British rule and the Empire gave a call for men and women of the British colonies to serve for the crown. The names of those Bahamian soldiers of the British Legion who lost their lives are engraved on the plaques at the base of the monument. The builder and its completion date is unknown

 

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