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Monument to Soldiers Who Fell During the Latvian War of Independence Manors, museums & monuments

Rūpnīcas iela, Liepa, Priekuļu novads

The monument commemorating the Battle of Cēsis, which took place in June 1919, was unveiled in Liepa on 11 August 1935. It is the second by size after the monument dedicated to these decisive events of the War of Independence erected in Cēsis.

The monument was designed and implemented by the sculptor A.Julla. The date 1919.22.06. and the words of Latvian poet Edvards Treimanis-Zvārgulis “LATVIAN, THESE ARE THE HEROES WHO GAINED THE FREEDOM OF YOUR FATHERLAND. BEND YOUR HEAD LOW, WHEN YOU COME HERE” are engraved on the right side of the base of the monument. On the left side there is a granite slab with an inscription “ESTONIANS! WE REMEMBER THAT YOU CAME TO OUR AID.”

The monument remained at its original location during the time of the occupation, though inscriptions were destroyed and the monument suffered other damage. Now it has been restored.

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