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The monument to Denmark’s international effort since 1948 

In respect of the many Danes, who have been deployed to conflict- and catastrophe areas, for the currently deployed, for those who will be deployed in future and for those who fell in service, the Danish government decided in 2009 to establish a monument to Denmark’s international effort since 1948.

On the basis of 5 received proposals, a special committee chose the artist Finn Reinbothe to erect the new monument.

The monument is located on “Prinsessens Bastion” in the citadel (Kastellet) of Copenhagen. There is public access to the monument.

Three spaces
Finn Reinbothe’s monument consists of three spaces, defined by granite-covered walls with build-in lighting as follows:
 
  • One for larger ceremonies – with the inscription ”One time – One place – One human being” (En tid – Et sted – Et menneske). 
  • One for the currently deployed personnel – with a pilot light consisting of a lit torch and inscriptions with names on the conflict- and catastrophe areas. 
  • One for the memory and reflection of the bereaved – with inscriptions of the names of the fallen.
 
The Prime Minister laid down the foundation stone to the monument on 7th April 2011.

Her Majesty the Queen inaugurated the monument on the flag-flying day for Denmark’s deployed on 5th September 2011.
Her Majesty the Queen inaugurated the monument on the flag-flying day for Denmark’s deployed on 5th September 2011.
Last updated 2016-09-14 - 13:21

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The monument in the citadel of Copenhagen (Kastellet) expresses the acknowledgement of contributions made by thousands of deployed Danes in international missions since 1948.

The monument to Denmark’s international contribution is erected by artist Finn Reinbothe and was inaugurated 5th September 2011.

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