Friday, May 6, 2011

War Memorial, Chernigov

As war memorials go in Ukraine and throughout this part of the world, this is a small one.  But the purpose remains the same as always.  Remember the sacrifices defeating Nazi Germany, and never ever forget this war so you can avoid this fate yourself.  May 9th 2011 will be the 66th anniversary of the end of World War 2, known locally as the Great Patriotic War.  This year's anniversary will be smaller than last years, but May 9th, Victory Day, remains the major civic celebration of the year, even though there are many around here that would rather forget, because Victory Day is a "Soviet holiday," not a Ukrainian one.

What you see here is one of a series of five or six similar memorials at this location.

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