Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:05 - Updated Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:05
Angolan President unveils monument to unknown soldier
Luanda - The Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, unveiled on Saturday morning a monument in honor of the unknown soldier, built in downtown Luanda.
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Monument to the honor of the unknown soldier
Photo: Francisco Miudo
The work, whose construction begun in June this year, is dedicated to all citizens who, heroically, unrecognizable or rewarded, have sacrificed their lives on a battlefront without their bodies being identified.
To those who have lost their lives in combat in the fulfillment of their duty or for the greater dream of having a homeland, of being part of a free and independent people, are the lines that can be read in one of the murals.
The infrastructure occupies an area of 270 meters long, 60 meters wide, between the Post Office of Angola and the Command of the Angolan Navy, in the interception with the Luanda Boulevard.
The monument has a metal structure with 16 interlaced pieces, each with a weight of 8.8 tons, representing the union of the soldiers for a common cause.
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