80th anniversary Memorial at Tohmajärvi

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Preliminary program of the event

Saturday –  July 3rd 2021

14.00 Lunch at Saarivaara’s Nuorisoseuran talo. Address: Hoilolantie 46, Joensuu (Previously Tuupovaara).
15.30 Gathering at Kaustajärventie 300, Tohmajärvi.
16.00 Visit on the 1st Heavy Artillety battery’s original fire position. Terrain is partly hard to walk. Use proper shoes.
17.30 Visit on the original march path (untill the curent boarder) of the 1st Heavy Artillery battery on the way to the Continuation War.
19.00 Arriving at Korpiselkätalo and nearby accomodation.

Sunday – July 4th 2021

8.00 Breakfast at Korpiselkätalo.
9.30 Introduction of the Korpiselkätalo.
11.30 Bus transportation to the 80th anniversary memorial event.
12.00 Unveiling event of the 80 th anniversary memorial. Address: Kaustajärventie 200, Tohmajärvi.
14.30 Ceremonies finished.
14.30 Dinner at the event site.
16.00 Bus leaves back to Kurikka.

Final program will be updated closer to the event.

Funding campaign for the memorial

In the summer of 2021, it will be 80 years since the outbreak of the Continuation War. On June 19th, 1941 the 1st Heavy Artillery Battery was founded in city of Kurikka. The Battery took part in the Continuation War beeing subordinated to several different Divisions over the war.

To respect and remember the men who died and fought in the 1st Heavy Artillery Battery and the Lotta's who served in the Battery, the Battery's Tradition Association has decided to organize a memorial at Tohmajärvi from where the practical war operations of the Battery began.

Support the memorial project with an optional sum.

The Bank account number for the 1st Heavy Artillery Battery's tradition association is: FI22 5722 9020 1681 80.

The organizer of the support fund collection: 1st Heavy Artilery Battery's Tradition Association. Official small collection number: RA/2021/438.

The primary use of the fund collected is the 80th anniversary memorial and the secondary use is the development and growth of the activities of the 1st Heavy Artillery Battery's tradition association.

Contact information for the organizer of the small collection: 1 st Heavy Artillery Battery's Tradition Association/ Tuomo Aho Laajavuorenkuja 3 Vantaa. tel. 050-392 6118  e-mail: rspsto1 at gmail dot com