Battle of Lapua Memorial

The memorial to the Battle of Lapua, commonly referred to as the Stone Cross, was built in 1864. The Battle of Lapua was a Swedish victory against Russia in the Finnish War (1808–1809), fought in Lapua on the 14th of July 1808. To this day, Lapua Day is celebrated on the 14th of July.

Translated, the memorial plaque reads: ‘Here fought the heroes of the Finnish nation, giving their lives for their country. A statue to them their sons raised. Swearing to die thus when their turn came.’

Another memorial that reads: ‘Fallen in victory against the Russians on the 14th of July 1808. His fatherland and brothers in arms miss him’, was raised to Lieutenant B. Blum, who was killed in the battle.

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