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Memorial Arch


Memorial gates and arches are architectural monuments in the form of gates and arches or other entrances, constructed as a memorial, often dedicated to a particular war though some are dedicated to individuals. The function is similar but different to that of a triumphal arch, with the emphasis on remembrance and commemoration, rather than celebration and victory, though some memorial arches perform both functions. They can vary in size, but are commonly monumental stone structures combining features of both an archway and a gate, often forming an entrance or straddling a roadway, but sometimes constructed in isolation as a standalone structure, or on a smaller scale as a local memorial to war dead. Although they can share architectural features with triumphal arches, memorial arches and gates constructed from the 20th century onwards often have the names of the dead inscribed on them as an act of commemoration.

Memorial gates

Belgium

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

Memorial arches


Canada

France

India

Romania

  • Arcul de Triumf in Bucharest, originally built to commemorate Romania's independence.

United Kingdom

  • Fusiliers' Arch

United States

External links

  • Memorial Arch at Stanford University
  • List of Chinese memorial arches
  • Rugby's War Memorial Gates
  • News story about memorial gates in New Zealand
  • Example of an Australian memorial gate
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