12:24 / 04.08.2022.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Minister Medved's conveys greetings for Day of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving

Veterans Minister Tomo Medved (right)

Veterans Minister Tomo Medved (right)

Foto: Marko Prpic / PIXSELL, archive

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Croatian Veterans, Tomo Medved, issued greetings today on the Day of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving, the Day of Croatian Veterans and the 27th anniversary of the Storm military police operation.

We are carrying the text in its entirety.


Dear families of killed, missing and deceased Croatian veterans, respected Croatian veterans and all citizens of our homeland.


I congratulate you on the Day of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving, the Day of Croatian Veterans and the 27th anniversary of the military police operation Storm!


When thinking about the symbol of freedom and Croatian statehood, many of us remember the moment when the first Croatian president Dr. Franjo Tuđman proudly kissed the Croatian flag raised on the Knin fortress.


This symbolic but also historical act heralded the end of the Homeland War, the victory of the Croatian Army, and the return of the occupied parts of our beautiful country to the constitutional and legal order of the homeland, and the much-desired freedom for which the Croatian people made enormous sacrifices.


We commemorate the days that foreshadowed peace for our people, at the same time offering comfort and immense respect to all those for whom the end of the Homeland War did not bring final peace - to the families of our missing Croatian veterans.


Let the Croatian flag fly proudly over our homeland today as it did at the Knin Fortress 27 years ago, let Croatia resound with the voice of pride and gratitude to the Croatian veterans to whom we owe the freedom we live in today, and let a prayer for our killed, missing and deceased Croatian veterans be a message of hope that will never disappear.


Let's hoist Croatian flags and celebrate our victory, thinking of all those who did not see this day, and to whom we are eternally grateful for our freedom and independence.


Tomo Medved, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Croatian Veterans.


Source: HRT

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