18:23 / 04.08.2021.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Vukovar: Common wreath laid and candles lit

The Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar

The Memorial Cemetery in Vukovar

Foto: Branko Lozančić / HRT

A common wreath was laid and candles were lit by numerous delegations at the Memorial Cemetery of the Victims of the Homeland War in Vukovar on Wednesday on the occasion of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day.

The common wreath was laid by a delegation of Vukovar-Srijem County, the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia, the Vukovar-Srijem Police Administration, representatives of cities and municipalities of Vukovar-Srijem County, County Assembly councilors and representatives of Homeland War Associations. Prayers at the cemetery were led by the parish priest of the parish of St. Filip and Jakov in Vukovar, Fr. Ivica Jagodić. On behalf of Vukovar-Srijem County, respects to the fallen were paid by the County Prefect Damir Dekanić.


“Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day is a day when we should all be proud to have a Croatian state, which was created in a magnificent way, and we must remember all those who throughout history have woven their lives into the foundations of today's Croatian state,” said Dekanić.


On the occasion of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day, which is celebrated on August 5th, tribute is paid throughout Croatia to the fallen and killed veterans and civilian victims of the Homeland War.


Source: HRT


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