The monument, funded by the city residents’ donations and municipal budget, was unveiled on 11 November 2018. Its design is by the Bolesławiec ceramist Mateusz Grobelny. The figure of the eagle was carved in one five-meter block of local sandstone in the stonemason Paweł Adamowicz’s workshop. The stone pedestal is decorated with a white and red ceramic flag made at the “Ceramika Artystyczna” Artistic Handicraft Cooperative in Bolesławiec. Originally, a monument in honour of Soviet soldiers, erected after World War II, stood in that place. In 1977, it was replaced with a simple obelisk with schematic representations of Soviet soldiers with rifles. In the 1990s, these representations were removed and replaced with plaques indicating the distance from Bolesławiec to the most important European cities.