Tree of Peace_Žilina_Marek Sobola

Tree of Peace in City of Žilina

Žilina, November 9, 2018. Today, two days before the celebrations of the Centenary of the end of the First World War, a memorable Tree of Peace was planted in Žilina. It will grow in a very symbolic place – in the Military Cemetery on Bôrik, the place where soldiers who have been killed in the struggle for peace are buried. The tree was ceremonially planted by Patrik Groma, deputy of Mayor of Žilina, together with Marek Sobola, the project’s author. It is already the fifth tree to symbolize the hardships of war conflict. The Trees of Peace are a kind of living memorial to all soldiers who have never returned to their homes and lie in unknown places.

Planting a Tree of Peace
Revealing the Memorial
Detail of Memorial pillar and Plaque

Author of text / messages: Mesto Žilina
Source of the photo: Karol Zahatlan
Source of text: http://www.zilina.sk