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Freedom Monument ( Brivibas Piemineklis ) , On Brivibas Bulvaris , Near The Old ...

Freedom Monument ( Brivibas Piemineklis ) , On Brivibas Bulvaris , Near The Old  ...

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Description: Freedom Monument ( Brivibas Piemineklis ) , on Brivibas bulvaris , near the old town of Riga , Latvia , is a memorial in honor of soldiers killed in action during the Latvian War of Independence ( 1918 1920 ) . The 19 meters high travertine column is topped by the 9 meters high copper figure of Liberty , holding three stars which represent the three original districts of Latvia ( Vidzeme , Latgale and Courland ) . The base is adorned with various sculptures in red granite and travertine . The front panel bears the inscription " Tevzemei un Brivibai " ( For Fatherland and Freedom ) . The monument was unveiled in 1935 and since then it became an important point of public gatherings and official ceremonies .

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