Land Board unveils map of War of Independence monuments

Map of War of Independence monuments across Estonia.
Map of War of Independence monuments across Estonia. Source: Land Board

Days ahead of Victory Day, which is celebrated on June 23, the Land Board unveiled a new map layer in its online map application displaying the locations of all War of Independence monuments across the country.

Sulev Õitspuu, director of the Land Board's Bureau of Geoinfosystems said: "The Estonian Defense League's Victory Day parade and Defense Day are canceled this year due to the threat [of the novel coronavirus], and so we decided to offer a virtual tour of Estonia's War of Independence monuments to those interested instead."

The monuments marked on the map include additional information when clicked, including aerophotos.

The map of monuments can be accessed here (link in Estonian).

Victory Day is a public holiday marking the anniversary of the War of Independence victory of Estonia and Latvia in the Battle of Võnnu (in modern-day Cesis, Latvia) against the Baltische Landeswehr on June 23, 1919.

June 23 is also celebrated as Midsummer's Eve, part of a two-day public holiday including Midsummer's Day on June 24.


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