The inscription on the memorial reads: “Here in the fall of 1941, soldiers of the 54th army stood to death. I bow to you, the defenders of the native land. "
On September 9, 1941, German troops approached the borders of the city of Volkhov. On December 24, 1941, the troops of the Volkhov Front fascist troops were driven back from the city, the Volkhov Front proceeded to liberate the city of Tikhvin and to join the Leningrad and Karelian Fronts. These heroic battles did not allow the invaders to form a second blockade ring around the city of Leningrad.