Valga to Unveil Restored Independence Memorial
The city of Valga on the Estonian-Latvian border has restored a statue, originally built in 1925, commemorating the Estonian War of Independence.
The statue of a two-and-a-half-meter unknown soldier holding a flag will be unveiled this evening, the Valga City Government said in a press release today.
The soldier will face a cemetery where over 300 Estonian soldiers who died in the war are buried.
The monument's 170,000-euro price tag was covered by the city and the Ministry of Defense, as well as by 5,000 euros collected in donations.
Soviet forces destroyed the statue and its two-meter base on evening of September 21, 1940.