Serbia – Krusevac, Monument to Kosovo Heroes (November 2011) The town of Krusevac is located in the Morava valley on the river Rasina. The valley of the western Morava was inhabited during the Neolithic, when numerous prehistoric settlements were formed (Konopljari, Lazarev grad). During the Roman period in the area of the city (settlement Mudrakovac) there are smaller ancient buildings. The first written sources about the city date from the 14th century (1387) when Prince Lazar confirmed the old privileges to the people of Dubrovnik.
The city was founded by Prince Lazar in 1371. when he built a fort whose remains are in the center of the city. In the center of the city is the Square of Kosovo Heroes with a monument that is a symbol of the city since 1904. The monument was solemnly unveiled by King Peter I Karadjordjevic to celebrate the centenary of the First Serbian Uprising. The monument was built in the neoclassical style and its height is 6 m, at the top is Boško Jugović with a villa that gives him a laurel wreath of victory. On the right side there are figures of a guslar who keeps the folk tale about the Kosovo war, and on the left side, there is a young girl who symbolizes Serbia with outstretched arms towards the unliberated areas (Kosovo and Metohija, Old Serbia).
The two reliefs represent the communion of the Serbian army before the Kosovo battle and the assassination of the Turkish Sultan Murat. The Square of Kosovo Heroes got its present appearance in 1971. on the occasion of the celebration of the 600th anniversary of the founding of the city of Kruševac. Vidovdan occupies a special place in the collective memory of the Serbian people and is the center of everything just and sublime that, according to tradition, can be seen anew every Vidovdan. On this day, children in Serbia solemnly receive school books in order to see the entire annual result of their work on Vidovdan.