The Eternal flame (Serbo-Croatian: Vječna vatra, Вјечна ватра) is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The memorial was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four-year-long occupation by Nazi Germany and the fascist Independent State of Croatia.
The memorial was designed by architect Juraj Neidhardt and is located in the center of Sarajevo at the junction of Mula Mustafa Bašeskije, Titova and Ferhadija streets.
- Hrabrošću i zajednički prolivenom
- krvlju boraca bosansko-hercegovačkih,
- hrvatskih, crnogorskih i srpskih brigada
- slavne Jugoslavenske armije, zajedničkim
- naporima i žrtvama sarajevskih rodoljuba
- Srba, Muslimana i Hrvata 6 aprila 1945
- oslobođeno je Sarajevo glavni
- grad Narodne Republike Bosne I Hercegovine.
- Vječna slava i hvala palim junacima
- za oslobođenje Sarajeva i naše otadžbine
- o prvoj godišnjici svoga oslobođenja—
- zahvalno Sarajevo
- With courage and the jointly spilled
- blood of the fighters of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian,
- Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian brigades
- of the glorious Yugoslav Army; with
- the joint efforts and sacrifices of Sarajevan patriots
- Serbs, Muslims and Croats on 6 April 1945
- Sarajevo, the capital city of the People's Republic
- of Bosnia and Herzegovina was liberated.
- Eternal glory and gratitude to the fallen heroes
- for the liberation of Sarajevo and our homeland,
- On the first anniversary of its liberation—
- a grateful Sarajevo
The Eternal flame in Sarajevo
The Eternal flame from air
Coordinates: 43°51′31.90″N 18°25′18.70″E / 43.8588611°N 18.4218611°E