|Classification|||||A.09.2. Statues and Shrines, National Monuments since 1989|
|Site Environment|||||Build on the slope of a hill, surrounded by the mountain ranges of Avis/Eros (east), Khomas-Hochland (west), Auas (south). Panoramic view of Windhoek.|
|Current Use|||||Graveyard, restaurant, guided tours|
|Refences|||||Brochure. Menges, Werner: \"Heroes\' monument losing battle\", The Namibian 2005-05-06.|
|Legal Status|||||Proclaimed 20.08.2002 by the National Monuments Council of Namibia (NMC, National Monuments Act 1969, No. 28)|
Huge entrance gate, flanked by two similar reliefs of young women, presenting bouquets of flowers. Sculpture representing the youth at the roundabout. Plattform for performances and sitting area for 5000 people. Three pillars in black granite with engraved wreath in bronze on each side. Eternal flame on the foot of the terrace-like graveyard which can accommodate 174 graves. Nine symbolic graves of leaders on the top beneath the grave and the statue of the Unknown Soldier (8m high). The inscription reads: "Glory to the fallen heroes and heroines of the motherland Namibia! Sam Nujoma 26th August 2002". Behind the statue the tower - an white obelisk, 36m high, appearing as a sword to present bravery, strength and tenacity of those who fought with their blood in the liberation struggles. Bronze mural depicts the struggle for independence by the indigenous people, it displays the suffering and oppression under Imperial German Colonial Rule (1884-1915)..
Inaugurated on 26th August 2002. Constructed as a need to foster the spirit of patriotism and nationalism and to pass this on to future generations. It\\\'s the place where National heroes and heroines are remembered. The Hereroes were pushed to extinction during the uprising of 1904-1907. In 1960 when Namibia petitioned to UN for independence from SA occupation that imposed apartheid rules, 1966 it became apparent to the Namibian delegation that the South African governement policy was designed to delay any attempts of Namibian independence. 26 August is a public holiday commemorating the beginning of the armed struggle by SWAPO who in 1966 attacked South African forces at Ongulumbashe, declaring a state of war between the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia and South African colonial regime. Many freedom fighters were women. Victory was realised on 21/03/1990 when the SA flag was lowered and Namibia’s first national flag fluttered overhead.