Monumen to the heroes of World War I

The monument dedicated to the heroes of the First World War, work of the sculptor Horia Miclescu based in Botoşani, is one of the symbols of the city. As the name implies, the monument is dedicated to the heroes of World War I, one of them being Major Grigore Ignat, killed in a fight in Mărăşeşti. He had received the order to stop the advance of the enemy. In order to comply with it, Major Ignat took the decision to fight to the last man, and eventually he and his company were found dead with the machine guns in their arms. The monument is quite overwhelming: on a high pedestal there are three soldiers, one crashed, the other kneeling, with the gun in his arms, recently hurt, just pulling the last bullet, and the third one is standing and uncharges the last shots off his gun, evoking in a grand manner the heorism of Marasesti battle. On the pedestal of the monument there is a marble plaque with the inscription „Monument of the Machine Guns Division of Major Grigore Ignat … under attack.”