The Candle of Gratitude Monument pays homage to all the heroes of the country who always worked to preserve the culture and tradition of Moldova. They did not just secure their culture but also showcased the true colors of Moldavian tradition and history before the world. In another way round, the monument as well as these safeguards of Moldavian tradition paid a tribute to the forefather of their literature; the anonymous writer of the poem "0Miorita".
The Candle of Gratitude Monument was the brain child of a famous Moldavian classical writer. His name is Ion Durta. This man always had a deep respect for the tradition and culture of Moldova. He wanted to pay homage to their ancestors who worked so hard to preserve the Moldavian culture. The idea of making a monument came to his mind some twenty years ago but the project was inaugurated only three years ago on March 27th, 2004. The Moldavian people contributed in various manners to complete this project.
Some contributed with work, some helped by taking care of the finance. It shows the love and respect the Moldavians have for their country. There is a candle shaped chapel which is 29.5 meters long. The visitors can have a brilliant view of Moldova from the top of the hill. The tour to Moldova remains incomplete if this national monument is not visited.