Completed in 1920 by Sir Edwin Lutyens, this understandably bleak and pale
monument commemorates the dead of World War I. It stands on
Whitehall and on Remembrance Day every year (the Sunday nearest November
11), the monarch and other dignitaries place wreaths of red poppies on the
Cenotaph. The ceremony commemorates the 1918 armistice ending the
war and also honors the victims from both World Wars.