The monument to the citizens of Dzerzhinsk dead during the Great Patriotic War is situated in the centre of the old part of the town. One of the most beautiful avenues of the town – avenue Mira (Peace) – leads to the monument. The Eternal Flame was guarded by the best pupils and students of the town for many years. It was an honorable duty for young people of the town. October and May demonstrations always started from here. On the 9th of May when our country celebrates the Victory day, the citizens of Dzerzhinsk come to the Eternal flame to put the flowers to the monument and thank the veterans of the war.