Monument to US liberators in Plzeň may have to be rebuilt

09-03-2016

A monument in Plzeň honouring the city’s liberation by US soldiers at the end of World War II may have to be rebuilt, the newspaper Plzeňský deník reported. There are visible cracks in the Díky, Ameriko (Thank You, America) monument and a study found that the two granite columns that comprise it are in poor condition. The mayor of the district of Plzeň where it stands said the columns would have to be replaced, adding that a discussion should be held on the future form of the monument, which was unveiled in 1995.