Azerbaijani President visits monumental complex in Lerik
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited a monumental complex "Martyrs" in Lerik today, AzerTaj state news agency reported.
The President laid flowers at the Eternal Flame.
While familiarizing with the monumental complex, people say that Lerik as other regions of the republic always honor the memory of those killed in Karabakh and the Great Patriotic War. The complex "Martyrs", built in 2008, is the example of this reverence. More than 130 people from Lerik region became martyrs in the Karabakh war. Five of them were awarded with the title National Hero for courage. The names of all these martyrs are inscribed on a granite slab of the memorial. Currently, about 80 invalids of Karabakh war live in the region. Families of martyrs and disabled are supported by the state.
Residents of Lerik region have shown their courage during the Great Patriotic War. About 6,500 Lerik people took part in the struggle against fascism, of which 1,584 people died heroically. Now about 34 participants of WWII live in the region.
Total area is 650 square meters. There is a fountain. Trees were planted.
Ilham Aliyev watched the panorama of Lerik.