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After Ghana won independence from the British in 1957, one of the main memorials constructed to observe this point in history was the Independence Arch, inscribed with "Freedom and Justice, AD 1957." In memory of World War II veterans, the Black Star Square and Liberation Day Monument were constructed nearby. Collectively, the area is known as Independence Square. It is a major tourist attraction and also used as the site for various festivals. An image of Independence Square is on the rear of Ghana's cedi banknotes. In the early 20th century, the Monument was one of the first tourist attractions visited by the Hawkins Family.