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Monument to Victory

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google translate: 10.12.2006. - Near the village Ošlje Stupa in the municipality of Dubrovnik coast was officially unveiled yesterday the central monument to all fallen soldiers of the Southern Front. The monument, called "Monument to Victory" is the work of the sculptor Nikola Vuckovic from Metkovic, a stone cube symbolizing the Croatian coat of arms of the defensive wall to the east. The idea for setting up the monument was created six years ago, and with veterans' associations emerged from war, they realized the Dubrovnik-Neretva, Dubrovnik Coast Municipality and the Ministry of Family, Veterans and Intergenerational Solidarity. At the ceremony along with representatives of the municipality of Dubrovnik coast, neighboring cities and municipalities and counties were also Kosor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Family, Veterans and Intergenerational Solidarity, Admiral Zdravko Kardum, commander of the Navy and the envoy of President Mesic, Dubrovnik-Neretva County Prefect Mira Buconić and MP Frano Matošić. ajedno with Admiral Kardum monument was officially opened by Minister Kosor. Addressing those present minister has promised further assistance in planning the memorial and the memorial building - rooms as a reminder to all victims. New-found blessing bestowed upon the monument do Mato Puljic, pastor of Ošlje - Stupa. The monument is located on the Wind-mill hill offering a beautiful view of the bay of Mali Ston and Clarity, and the location of a last line of defense to the Neretva valley, which held mostly fighters metkovske 116th brigade in which many gave their lives. With representatives of the armed forces, at the opening were the Dubrovnik trombunjera who shot from his trombone tribute to the dead.

Source: http://www.metkovic.hr/vijest.asp?vijest=1023

10.12.2006. - Kod sela Ošlje Stupa u općini Dubrovačko primorje jučer je svečano otkriven središnji spomenik svim poginulim braniteljima Južnog bojišta. Spomenik nazvan "Spomenik pobjede" djelo je akademskog kipara Nikole Vučkovića iz Metkovića, a kamene kocke simboliziraju hrvatski grb i obrambeni bedem prema istoku. Ideja za postavljanje spomenika nastala je prije šest godina, a uz braniteljske udruge proizašle iz Domovinskog rata, realizirali su je Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, općina Dubrovačko primorje te Ministarstvo obitelji, branitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti. Na svečanosti su uz predstavnike općine Dubrovačko primorje, susjednih gradova i općina te Županije bili i Jadranka Kosor, potpredsjednica Vlade RH i ministrica obitelji, branitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti, kontraadmiral Zdravko Kardum, zapovjednik HRM i izaslanik predsjednika Mesića, županica Dubrovačko-neretvanske županije Mira Buconić i saborski zastupnik Frano Matošić. ajedno s kontraadmiralom Kardumom spomenik je svečano otvorila ministrica Kosor. Obraćajući se prisutnima ministrica je obećala pomoć u daljnjem uređenju spomen obilježja te izgradnju spomen – sobe kao podsjetnika na sve poginule. Blagoslov novootkrivenu spomeniku udijelio je don Mato Puljić, župnik župe Ošlje – Stupa. Spomenik se nalazi na brdu Vjetreni mlin odakle se pruža lijep pogled na Mali Ston i zaljev Bistrina, a gdje se nalazila posljednja crta obrane prema dolini Neretve koju su držali mahom borci metkovske 116. brigade pri čemu su mnogi položili svoje živote. Uz predstavnike oružanih snaga RH, na otvaranju su bili i Dubrovački trombunjeri koji su pucnjima iz svojih trombona odali počast poginulima.

izvor: http://www.metkovic.hr/vijest.asp?vijest=1023

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