Whether they know it as Armistice Day, Veterans Day or Remembrance Day, most of the world marks November 11th as a day of reflection each year.

To refresh your memory: On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, the end of the Great War – not yet known as the First World War, since at the time no one knew there’d be a Second – was declared.

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the war’s conclusion, and the events this year seem to have a special urgency and power.

The number of First World War veterans remaining worldwide has dwindled to a handful – there will most likely be none left to mark the centenary in 2018.

There are monuments to the Great War all around the world. Here are shots of a few:

India Gate, New Delhi’s monument to the Indian fallen of World War One

(Photo by Shashwat_Nagpal)

Graves for a few of the 1.5 million soldiers killed during the Battle of the Somme

(Photo via Wikipedia)

London’s Cenotaph

(Photo by Steve Cadman)

A detail from the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge, France

(Photo via Wikipedia)

The Turkish memorial at Gallipoli. There are also monuments for Australia and New Zealand here.

(Photo by QuartierLatin1968)

The Menin Gate at Ypres, Belgium

(Photo via Wikipedia)

A German cemetery in Belgium

(Photo by FaceMePLS)