The monument was built between 1944 and 1949 in art deco style. The central statue is of a mother and child. They both look quite stern and formidable!
Until doing a bit of research on the monument later, I did not know the statue collapsed in the 2017 earthquake. Using the original pieces it was reconstructed and re-inaugurated last November.
Now the story takes a very sad turn. I noticed that the plaques on the base of the monument were covered with very professionally printed posters.
The posters read...
"Daughter, son, where are you?
We want to embrace you"
"To the mothers who search for