The young Roman tribune suffered because of his dedication to Christ's teachings when Christians were persecuted by the Roman Empire. Ha has been the guardian saint of all armies and militaries ever since.
It comes as no surprise that the monument is dedicated to those 2722 warriors from Stara Zagora who perished in the wars in 1912-1913, 1915-1918 and 1944-1945.
It consists of a truncated marble pyramid whose base is 2 m. There is a cube on top of it whose side is 1 m. On top of the cube, there is a marble column with 0.35 diameter and 2 m height. On top of the column is the figure of Saint George the Conqueror riding a horse and piercing a dragon. The figure is 2 m tall.
On the sides of the cube and of the pyramid one finds inscriptions engraved in the marble.
"For you, Homeland, we fought with fire!
For you, for our forworn brother,
We covered your face with glory!"
The quotation is from the march of 12th Balkan infantry regiment.
The monument was inaugurated on November 5, 2002 by Georgi Parvanov, the Bulgarian President at that time, Evgenii Zhelev, the Mayor of Stara Zagora at that time, the Metropolitan Galaction and public figures.
Of course, the Saint and the monument are celebrated on May 6 with military honors and the consecration of the flag of the 2nd Tundzha military brigade.