The Cemetery of the Brethren
President Zatlers has become patron of a project aimed at renovating the Rīga Cemetery of the Brethren. Latvia’s largest and most outstanding memorial ensemble is to get a complete facelift. The cemetery is the final resting place of some 2,000 soldiers, 200 of them unknown, from World War I and the liberation battles which occurred from 1915 until 1920. The cemetery must be a place for commemoration of all Latvian soldiers who have fallen at war, a place of living history, and a place to show to tourists and other guests to the city.
On September 5, 2009, President Zatlers joined with soldiers, members of the Home Guard and members of their families to spruce up the Cemetery of the Brethren in honour of the 90th anniversary of the Latvian National Armed Forces.
PHOTOS: A Meeting with Representatives of the Committee of the Cemetery of the Brethren (11.01.2011.)