“Memory Watch” campaign began in Penza
Penza, 1 March 2015. PenzaNews. A campaign titled “Memory Watch” began at the Penza Military and Labor Valor Monument on Sunday, March 1, exactly 70 days before the celebration of Victory Day.
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The ceremony involved activists of regional and local branches of United Russia and its Youth Guard, as well as members of military-patriotic and veteran organizations, cadets, and students.
The cadets who took part in the Samara Memory Parade on November 7, 2014, received medals during a honorable ceremony. The medals were awarded by Larisa Ryabikhina, deputy chairman of the regional United Russia office, and Fedor Stepanov, WWII veteran, holder of the Order of the Red Star.
In Samara, the Penza region was represented by senior cadets of the school No. 46.
“We believe these are your first awards but far from last ones,” Larisa Ryabikhina told the cadets.
After the public rally, the public laid flowers to the Eternal Flame.
The event also gave start to “The Star of Memory” campaign. As part of it, school students will visit monuments and statues dedicated to war and labor feats of Penza people with guided tours.
According to press service of the regional United Russia office, the school students learned more about the history of the Penza Military and Labor Valor Monument, and visited the Afghan Gates monument with a guide.