Monument to Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas
Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, commander of the partisan area of Southern Lithuania, commander of the Defense Forces of the Lithuanian Freedom Fighter Movement (LLKS), was born in 1918. March 6 USA in 1921 The Ramanauskai family returned to Lithuania. In 1936 A. Ramanauskas graduated from Seinai “Žiburio” high school in Lazdijai. After the beginning of the second Soviet occupation, in 1945 in April became a partisan. A. Ramanauskas initially led a partisan unit in the Nemunaitis area. in 1945 In the summer, he became the commander of the Dzūkija Group’s Merkinė battalion, in 1946. became the leader of the Merkys national team, in 1947 took over the management of Dainava district in autumn, and in 1948 was elected the commander of the partisan area of Southern Lithuania. In 2017 March 11 In Lazdijai, a monument to Adolf Ramanauskas-Vanagas was unveiled in the square named after him, in the very center of the city, in front of Lazdijai St. Anna’s church. The monument was created by the sculptor Jonas Jagėla.