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Sortavala – Common Grave

Common Grave

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Common Grave of Sortavala inhabitants lost at the suppression of The Red Revolt of 1918 and in actions against Red Army in Estonia and in Olonets Karelia in 1919, is located in the city's cemetery.

Three men from Sortavala fallen in the Olonets expedition.

The memorial was unveiled on September 18, 1921 in the presence of General Mannerheim. It was designed by Vyborg architect Otto Meurman.

The inscriptions on the monument says:

NO FEAR OR TREACHERY WE KNEW,
WE DISAPPEARED IN THE DARKNESS OF THE GRAVELAND,
OH, MOTHERLAND, IF YOUR FREEDOM WILL BE UNDER THE THREAT AGAIN,
WE SHALL RISE, AND WITH US WILL RISE AGAIN
FINLAND!
1918

and

AHVOLA ANTREA HANNILA HAUHIANMÄKI ILVES-HOTAKKA JUUSTILA KAVANTSAARI KIVENNAPA KÄMÄRÄ LIPOLA LUUMÄKI MESSUKYLÄ NÄÄTÄLÄ ORAVALA PERNO RAUTU SAVONLINNA SORTAVALA TIENHAARA VALKJÄRVI VARKAUS VYBORG
1919 ESTONIA OLONETS

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