WORD OF THE WEEK

The Cenotaph – The War Memorial in Whitehall, London, to commemorate those soldiers who died in the First World War.

CENOTAPH comes from two Greek words: KENOS, meaning ‘empty’ and TAPHOS, meaning ‘tomb’. Cenotaphs have been used in countries across the world and for thousands of years as memorials to an individual or group who are actually buried elsewhere. The Cenotaph in London was originally erected as a memorial for the fallen British soldiers of the First World War. However, it has now become the focus of commemoration for British soldiers who have died in all conflicts since then.