Not in My Name
The Cenotaph has long been connected with wars, not peace, its ceremonies of remembrance carried out on behalf of the military, not in opposition to it. The misery, futility, destruction of war is hidden from view behind the cheering, flag waving and pompous commentaries which mark the ceremonies.
“There is everything right about remembering the dead who die in futile wars. There is everything wrong about using the past dead to justify current wars.”
Read Lyndsey German on the History of the Cenotaph here.