Local news 27.8.2023 16:30

A tribute for the jaegers is being formed one chisel stroke at a time

The municipality decided that the memorial will be planted on a central place in the church park.

Jaeger statue will be placed in Church park. Photo: Heli Lehtelä
Jaeger statue will be placed in Church park. Photo: Heli Lehtelä
Vilja Vartia, student editorial 8.lk (suomenkielinen alkuperäisteksti Heli Lehtelä)

The municipality decided at its Monday night meeting that the statue will be placed in the middle of the statue area in the church park. The massive memorial will be placed in a valuable place.

Veli-Pekka Bäckman, a stonesman from Sastamala says the importance of the jaegers was brought to him in a new light as the builders of Finland’s independence.

–Finland was, in its fight for independence, in a similar state back then as Ukraine is in now. The jaegers left for Germany to get training for the defense forces. To ensure Finland’s independence.”

He wants to bring out exactly this kind of persistence in the memorial.

–The jaeger of the monument seems to emerge from the bedrock. Our independence is important to us, and for that we come, for example, through a gray stone.

In Bäckman's opinion, this is a good way to highlight how previous generations have protected Finland's independence.

The student editorial of Lauttakylä newspaper and Pellonpuisto school makes some translations from weekly paper into English. The English summary was was made by 8th grader Vilja Vartia./Lauttakylä-lehden ja Pellonpuiston koulun yhteinen oppilastoimitus kääntää poimintoja viikon lehdestä englanniksi. Tiivistelmän on kääntänyt 8.-luokkalainen Vilja Vartia.

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