Monument for the Knights of the Mannerheim Cross
Hermanni 1, Salo
The monument for the Knights of the Mannerhein Cross, which is located in Sibelius Park in Salo, was unveiled on Saturday 7 June 2014. The keynote speaker was President Sauli Niinistö. The monument is a tribute to lentomestari* Urho Lehtovaara, Colonel Hans Olof von Essen and Corporal Eino Laisi, who have been buried in Salo (*A title of honour in the Finnish Air Force).
The text engraved in the plaque says: THE KNIGHTS OF THE MANNERHEIM CROSS IN SALO Colonel HANS OLOF von ESSEN Knight No. 30 1900–1973 / Corporal EINO LAISI Knight No. 115 1908–1986 / Lentomestari URHO LEHTOVAARA Knight No. 142 1917–1949.