War veterans commemorated in ceremony in Bratislava

Dozens of people, including Slovak Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko, army representatives and foreign diplomats commemorated war veterans in a ceremony in downtown Bratislava on October 14, the TASR reported. Within the ceremony, a red cross and poppy flowers were laid at the memorial to the war dead. In his speech, Galko noted that poppies grew on tombs of soldiers in Belgium and France killed in WWI and became symbols of Veterans' Day – or Remembrance Day or Armistice Day as it is alternatively called.

Dozens of people, including Slovak Defence Minister Ľubomír Galko, army representatives and foreign diplomats commemorated war veterans in a ceremony in downtown Bratislava on October 14, the TASR reported. Within the ceremony, a red cross and poppy flowers were laid at the memorial to the war dead.

In his speech, Galko noted that poppies grew on tombs of soldiers in Belgium and France killed in WWI and became symbols of Veterans' Day – or Remembrance Day or Armistice Day as it is alternatively called.

"This commemoration is designed to elevate the values of freedom and peace, and to point out that many a soldier sacrificed their lives in the name of these values," said Galko. "Your love for your motherland and respect for democratic values wouldn't let you give in," said Galko in thanking soldiers of both world wars for courage that they showed in combat.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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