Memorial unveiled for Latvia's founders and restorers

A memorial site for the founders of the State of Latvia and the participants in the restoration of independence has been officially opened in Likteņdārzs, Latvian Television reported September 6.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the restoration of independence. The memorial site was scheduled to be unveiled on the anniversary - 4 May, but due to the pandemic and associated restrictions it had to be postponed.

The new memorial site at Likteņdārzs is at the beginning of Draugu Alley.

"With the creation of the new memorial site, the Likteņdārzs has become the only place in Latvia, where those who proclaimed Latvia on 18 November 1918 as an independent and democratic republic and those who accepted the Latvian Declaration of Independence on 4 May 1990, are honored in one place. Demonstrating eternal gratitude to these people, their names are inscribed on plaques at the memorial site," said Velta Čebotarenoka, president of the "4 May Declaration Club".

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