94% of People Can't Identify These War Monuments from an Image. Can You?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

The USS Arizona Memorial is located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii and was dedicated on May 30, 1962. The USS Arizona Memorial serves as a monument to the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The National Iwo Jima Memorial is located in Newington, Connecticut and was dedicated on February 23, 1995. The National Iwo Jima Memorial serves as a monument to the 100 men from Connecticut who gave their lives in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

The Hitcham War Memorial is located in Hitcham, Buckinghamshire, England and was dedicated in 1919. The Hitcham War Memorial initially served as a monument to 18 members of the local community who lost their lives in World War I; however, the names of four World War II servicemen were added later

The National War Dog Cemetery is located in Naval Base Guam and was dedicated in 1994. The National War Dog Cemetery serves as a monument to war dogs who were killed during the Second Battle of Guam in 1944.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and was initially established in 1921. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier serves as a monument to U.S. service members who have died without their remains being identified.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located in Washington D.C. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial serves as a monument to service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought, died in service, and were unaccounted for in the Vietnam War.

The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a copper sculpture that was mass-produced during the 1920s and 1930s. The Spirit of the American Doughboy serves as a monument to the veterans and casualties of World War I.

The Faces of War Memorial is located in Roswell, Georgia and was dedicated on January 1, 1998. The Faces of War Memorial serves as a monument to the victims of the Vietnam War.

The Soldiers’ National Monument is located in the Gettysburg National Cemetery in Pennsylvania and was dedicated on July 1, 1869. The Soldiers’ National Monument serves as a monument to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg.

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located in Punchbowl Crater in Honolulu, Hawaii and was built in 1949. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific serves as a monument to the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces.

The Oregon World War II Memorial is located at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon and was dedicated on June 6, 2014. The Oregon World War II Memorial serves as a monument to the state’s casualties during World War II.

The Bromhead Memorial is located in Richmond Cemetery in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and was unveiled in 1957. The Bromhead Memorial serves as a monument to the deceased residents of the Royal Star and Garter Home.

The South Carolina Memorial Garden is located in Columbia, South Carolina and was built in 1944. The South Carolina Memorial Garden serves as a monument to veterans of World War II.

The Bromley War Memorial is located in Bromley, Greater London, England and was built in 1922. The Bromley War Memorial serves as a monument to the fallen of World War I and World War II.

The Glendale Veterans War Memorial is located at the Glendale Public Library in Glendale, Arizona. The Glendale Veterans War Memorial serves as a monument to United States veterans of all wars.

The National D-Day Memorial is located in Bedford, Virginia and was officially opened on June 6, 2001. The National D-Day Memorial serves as a monument to American D-Day veterans.

The Paragould War Memorial is located near the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould, Arkansas and was dedicated in 1924. The Paragould War Memorial serves as a monument to the city's soldiers who participated in World War I.

The River of Blood is located at one of two golf courses belonging to the Trump National Golf Club on Lowes Island, Virginia. The River of Blood monument has been stated to mark the site of numerous deaths in the American Civil War.

The National World War II Memorial is located at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and was established in 2004. The National World War II Memorial serves as a monument to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II.

The Lao Veterans of America Monument is located in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia and was dedicated on May 14, 1997. The Lao Veterans of America Monument serves as a memorial to the veterans of the "Secret War" in Laos who fought against invading Soviet Union-backed North Vietnam Army.

The Tomb of the Known Soldier is located in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome, Georgia and was DORB in 1923. The Tomb of the Known Soldier serves as a monument to a soldier killed in World War I, Private Charles Graves; and now also all of the known fallen soldiers of every war.

The Derby War Memorial is located in Derby, England and was unveiled on 11 November 1924. The Derby War Memorial serves as a monument to the men of Derby who died in both World War I and World War II.

The India Gate is located in New Delhi, India and was unveiled on the 12th of February, 1931. The India Gate serves as a monument to 70,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

The Lidice Memorial is located in Phillips, Wisconsin and was built in 1944. The Lidice Memorial serves as a monument to the village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia, which was destroyed and nearly all of its citizens were killed or dispersed by Nazi Germany.

The Royal Canadian Navy Monument is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and was dedicated on 3 May 2012. The Royal Canadian Navy Monument serves as a monument to the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the Royal Canadian Navy.

The Rosedale Arch is located in Kansas City, Kansas and was built in 1924. The Rosedale Arch serves as a monument to dedicated to the men of Rosedale, a neighborhood district of Kansas City, Kansas, who served in World War I.

The Winslow War Memorial is located in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, England and was unveiled in 1920. The Winslow War Memorial serves as a monument to men who died in the First World War with later additions for the Second World War.

The Big Spring Vietnam Memorial is located in Big Spring, Texas and was dedicated on May 27, 1991. The Big Spring Vietnam Memorial serves as a monument to American servicemen who gave their lives, became prisoners of war or went missing in action in the Vietnam War.

The District of Columbia War Memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. and dedicated on November 11, 1931. The District of Columbia War Memorial serves as a monument to the citizens of the District of Columbia who served in World War I.

The Hill 62 Memorial is located in Mount Sorrel, Belgium and was built in 1922. The Hill 62 Memorial serves as a monument to the actions of the Canadian Corps in defending the southern stretches of the Ypres Salient.

The Tanner Amphitheater is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and was built in 1873. The Tanner Amphitheater serves as a monument to James R. Tanner, a disabled American Civil War veteran and influential veterans' organization leader.

The Royal Air Force Memorial is located on the Victoria Embankment in central London and was unveiled in 1923. The Royal Air Force Memorial serves as a monument to the memory of the casualties of the Royal Air Force in World War I (and all subsequent conflicts).

The North Wall is located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and was dedicated in 1995. The North Wall serves as a monument to the Canadian veterans who were killed in action, made prisoners of war, or declared missing in action during the Vietnam War.

The Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park is located in Clermont, Iowa and was dedicated June 19, 1903. The Abraham Lincoln Statue and Park serves as a monument to soldiers and sailors of the Civil War.

The Victory War Memorial is located in Chennai, India. The Victory War Memorial serves as a monument to the victory of the Allied Armies during World War I and also as a memorial for World War II, the Sino-Indian War, and the Indo-Pakistan War.

Joan of Arc is located in Portland, Oregon and was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1925. Joan of Arc serves as a monument to the Doughboys of World War I.

The Peace Cross is located in Bladensburg, Maryland and was built in 1925. The Peace Cross serves as a monument to the town's World War I war casualties.

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About This Quiz

War is ugly, there is no shame in admitting that. 

However, more often than not, war is necessary to protect our loved ones, our homes, our country and our way of life. As a result of this, while it may oftentimes seem like a paradox, periods of peace have (throughout history) been supported on a foundation of previous wars that have been fought. The 19th and 20th centuries have both had their share of devastating conflicts; from civil wars and wars of independence to large-scale global wars as well. This quiz takes a look at some of the most iconic and memorable war monuments that are used to honor wars, veterans and the deceased.

War monuments are not created to idolize the concept of war and promote it; instead these monuments are erected as a means to remember the individuals who have given their lives to these wars so that we could in turn enjoy stability and prosperity today. Through these monuments we get a constant reminder of the heavy costs of war so that we can work toward maintaining peace.  So, let's have a moment of silence and then see if you can identify all of these iconic war monuments in this quiz! 

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