Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk Region)
Citywide action in memory "Glory to you, victorious soldier!"
The event began with the traditional Minute of Silence and five volleys per memory of the Urals people who did not return from the battlefields during the Great Patriotic War. The townspeople, heads of the municipality and the main enterprises of Verkhnyaya Pyshma laid flowers at the monument to the Liberator Warrior.
“We treat this holiday in a special way, we hold many events for war veterans and home front workers and perpetuate the memory of their heroism. This year we have a renewed memorial complex "Cranes", many new exhibits have appeared in the museum of military equipment of the UMMC, many memorable cases have been made by the search teams, whom we help, "said Vladimir Kolotushkin, director of Uralelectromed.
The action "Glory to you, victorious soldier!", as in previous years, was attended by several hundred people.
The head of the urban district of Verkhnyaya Pyshma Ivan Solomin thanked everyone who responded and came to the solemn meeting:
“ I must say that the younger generation is more and more actively involved in festive events dedicated to the great date. From 1943 to 1945, 6,000 people left Verkhnyaya Pyshma for the front, of which almost half died on the battlefields. In memory of their heroic deeds, a monument to the Liberator Soldier was erected in the city.
The opening ceremony of the reconstructed memorial in honor of the workers of the Pyshminsky copper electrolytic plant, mine and processing plant who died during the Great Patriotic War (memorial “ Cranes ", the area in front of the Museum of Military Equipment of the UMMC)
The eternal flame at the renewed memorial was lit this year from molten metal fired from the furnace of the copper-smelting shop of Uralelectromed JSC (during the War - Pyshminsky Copper Electrolyte Plant "). Melting and pouring of metal was carried out by the replacement of the master Stanislav Averchenko. The metal was released from the furnace by Anatoly Yelagin, Honored Metallurgist of Russia, and the torch was lit by the molten metal. : https://metallurgprom.org/uploads/posts/2019-05/1557399670709-at-12.36.02.jpg | ->
The torch was handed over to the veteran of the Great Patriotic War Vasily Petrovich Ponomarev by the senior master of anode production Honorary metallurgist Anton Fedorov.
A front-line soldier delivered the honorable cargo to the opening ceremony of the memorial at car "Pobeda" GAZ-M20B (convertible).
After completing the solemn mission, Vasily Petrovich addressed the audience: “Dear comrades! First of all, I want to congratulate the workers of the copper-smelting shop for entrusting me with such an honor - to carry a burning torch to the monument to our fallen comrades. Allow me from the home front workers, participants of the Great Patriotic War to congratulate you on May 9 and wish you the very best. To all of us, our children, our grandchildren, great-grandchildren - a peaceful sky over our heads! Hurray! ".