Rovaniemi Heroes’ Tombs

Rovaniemi Heroes’ Tombs

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The Heroes’ Cemetery has 609 graves of those who fell and disappeared in the wars of 1939-1945 (Winter, Continuation and Lapland Wars). The last remains of heroic corpses found in Russia were buried in the cemetery in 2008. A monument to Väinö Aaltonen was unveiled in the cemetery in 1964: “The fate of a man at the top of a mountain”. In addition, the cemetery in Sweden has a monument to those who died on the evacuation route in 1944-1946, made by Ensio Seppänen in 1965. It contains the names of 279 deceased. The plan for the hero’s grave area has been drawn up by garden architect Katri Luostarinen.


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