New Headstones Arrive!


Friday the 20th of  April 2018, the stones of the Raahe Prison Memorial Monument were brought to Raahe’s Haarala Cemetery. The stones have the names of all the dead and executed in Raahe prison camp. At the same time as the stones were placed, the text of the old monument was renewed. Additionally a memorial plaque will be placed at the prison camp and will be put on the wall of Raahe Porvari and Kauppakoulu.

The memorial is will take place at 17.00 on the eve of the eve of May day. The speaker will be MP, Katja Hänninen. The inauguration and of the memorial stones and the blessing of the deceased will take place at Raahe Cemetery on May day morning at 11.00. Blessings will be by the bishop of Oulu, Samuel Salmi.

The memorial ceremony at Raahesali starts on the same day at 14.00. Minister Kalevi Kivistö will make a speech. Pauli Ylitalo, the leader of Raahe Laulutoverit, who are present at all of the aforementioned events, will arrange their traditional concerts at the Raahe Communal hall. The concert starts at 17:00.