The Memorial to Former Overseas Combatants was inaugurated on June 10th 2010, Day of Portugal.
The set is composed of two distinct elements. The central part consists of a column, “torn” at the top as a symbol of the separation between the past and the future, which includes a plaque with the names of the 42 combatants from Vila do Conde who lost their lives in the Portuguese Colonial War. This centerpiece has the statue of a young fighter who spent in Africa some of the best years of his life.
On the other side, on the bench by the river, next to the dock, you can view the statue of a woman, symbolizing the melancholy of those families who have seen their loved ones leave, in double meaning.
The work was done by Vila do Conde’s artists Manuel Sousa Pereira, Eduardo Bompastor and João Macedo.
Address: Avenida Júlio Graça – Vila do Conde