|memorial = war_memorial|
|Specifies a memorial as a war memorial|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
A building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or victory, or (predominating in modern times) to commemorate those who died or were injured in a war.
- When the memorial can be clearly defined with another value (such as memorial=statue for a war memorial statue), the following tagging can be used: memorial=statue + war_memorial=yes  .
How to map
Set a node at the center of the war memorial or an area along its outline and add historic=memorial + memorial=war_memorial Additionally, one can add subject=* and/or subject:wikidata=* to indicate which specific war/conflict/battle/... this memorial remembers.
Tags used in combination
- name=* - The primary name: in general, the most prominent signposted name or the most common name in the local language(s)
- inscription=* - Text which is written on an object
- memorial:conflict=* - Specifies conflicts that a memorial is linked with
Possible tagging mistakes
- historic=tank - A decommissioned tank which generally remains in one place
- landuse=cemetery + cemetery=war_cemetery - A war cemetery
- historic=tomb + tomb=war_grave - A war grave
- historic=memorial + memorial=cross - Specifies a memorial as a cross
- war_memorial=yes - For cases where the memorial can be clearly defined with another value.