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|Height||29.5 metres (97 ft)|
|Opening date||March 27, 2004|
The monument was initiated by Ion Druţă. The monument, which is some 29.5 metres (97 ft) tall, symbolizes a candle and is called "Lumânarea Recunoştinţei" or "monumentul lui Badea Mior". It represents a tribute to the anonymous heroes who have preserved the culture, language and history of Moldova. The light of the candle can be seen at night from Otaci in North and Camenca in South.
The monument was opened on March 27, 2004, 86 years after the union of Bessarabia with Romania (voted on March 27, 1918).
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