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Heroes Acre


The Heroes' Acre is an official war memorial of the government of Namibia. Built less than 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) outside the capital of Windhoek, Heroes' Acre opened on 26 August, 2002 and operates for the purpose of "foster(ing) a spirit of patriotism and nationalism, and to pass on the legacy to the future generations of Namibia

The Heroes' Acre monument is situated south of Windhoek on the B1 national road to Rehoboth. It is built as a symmetric polygon with a marble obelisk and a bronze statue of the Unknown Soldier at its centre. The site contains parade grounds and a grandstand for 5000 people. The burial site consists of 174 tombs, not all of which are currently occupied

Notable people buried at Heroes Acre

  • Dimo Hamaambo
  • Richard Kapelwa Kabajani (former cabinet minister and ambassador to Cuba)
  • John Pandeni
  • Mose Penaani Tjitendero (first speaker of National Assembly)
  • Peter Tsheehama, People's Liberation Army of Namibia commander and Chief of Namibian Intelligence
  • Honored heroes

Many notable Namibians from the colonial era are also honored at Heroes Acre. Among these are Hosea Kutako, Jacob Marenga, Samuel Maherero and Markus Kooper, a war veteran who left his wife and family and went to the UN headquarters in New York from Hoachanas to fight for the independence of his country.

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