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World War II National Military Cemeteries
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They fought and died for what they believed in – May they never be forgotten!
 
"Latvia" World War II German Military Cemeteries
 
Beberbeki – German World War II Latvia Cemetery –
Beberbeki Latvia 
 
Saldus – German World War II Military Cemetery –
Terpji, Novadnieku Parish, Latvia
 
Salaspils – German World War II POW Cemetery” –
Salaspils Latvia
 
Riga – German World War II Memorial in 2 Meza Cemetery –
Riga Latvia
 
  
 
 
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"Latvia" World War II Latvian Military Cemeteries 
 
The National Military Cemetery of Riga "Bralu kapseta" –
Riga, Latvia
 
Welcome to "Latvia" World War II National Military Cemeteries.
 
Latvia World War II National Military Cemeteries are the final resting places of those who fought and died during the Second World War. 
 
Located thought these pages you will see some of the many final resting places of those Latvian German and Russian soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending what they believed in while others were defending their homeland. Then there were those who just had no other choice for they were conscripts or who were drafted into the Army ill trained and ill equipped and then sent to foreign countries to fight for their leaders who wanted to rule the world.
 
Then there were those who were fighting for their homeland, forced to join one army to fight another invading army and the reoccupation of their homeland.
 
Some are national cemeteries while others are merely burial sites located within cemeteries or in unmaintained and abandoned locations. You will even find some in cities along highways or even roadways. Some are well marked while others are just headstones and now long forgotten. Then there are those that are no longer marked to be forever forgotten. While there are some who were just buried in mass unmarked battlefield graves never to be found again. While those that were marked, but though time forgotten or were vandalized, built over or just completely destroyed by occupiers because it did not meet their ideology propaganda agenda.
 
Be it Latvian German or Russian, their sacrifice should not be forgotten, for they may not have had a choice in the matter. 
 
 
Lestene Warriors’ Cemetery "Lestenes Bralu kapseta" –
Lestene, Latvia
 
Today more then a thousand legionaries are buried in Lestene. Reburial was done by the group under the guidance of Edgars Skreija. They have dug up hundreds of graves of legionaries in various places of Latvia to rebury them in “Lestene Warriors’ Cemetery”.
 
People gather in Lestene in undertaking organized by Latvian National Warriors’ Society on 16 March for “Commemoration Day of the Latvian Legion”, on 8 May for “Commemoration Day of Victims of the Second World War” and on 23 December for “Commemoration Day of the Christmas Battles”. 
 
On 10 November, on the eve of Lacplese “Heroes Commemoration Day”, a torchlight procession takes place in Lestene and many youths take part in it.

"Latvia" World War II Russian Military Cemeteries 
 
Priekule – Soviet Union era Russian World War II Military Cemetery – Vaivarini, Priekules parish, Latvia
 
Liepaja – Soviet Union era Russian World War II Military Cemetery – Liepaja, Latvia
 
Blidene I – Soviet Union era Russian World War II Military Cemetery – Abolini, Blidenes parish, Latvia
 
Saldus – Soviet Union era Russian World War II Military Cemetery – Saldus, Latvia