26th June, 2014
Croatia marked the Statehood Day.
ZAGREB: Croatia yesterday marked the Statehood Day, a public holiday in memory of the Constitutional Act of the independence and sovereignty, which the Parliament adopted on June 25, 1991.
Early in the morning a state delegation made of the President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, the Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and the President of Parliament Josip Leko Mirogoj jointly laid a wreath at the cemetery and lit a candle at the memorial Voice of Croatian victims – wall of pain, then at the tombs of national heroes, at the Central Cross in the Alley of killed Croatian Homeland War Veterans, the tomb of the first Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and the common tomb for unidentified victims of the war in the Crematorium.
Croatian president Ivo Josipovic in his congratulatory message which instructed to Croatian citizens recalled the reasons why the Croats wanted an independent state.“We asked for freedom, democracy, progress, human rights, a better life. Whenever we evaluate today’s Croatia, and when we think about its future, let us remember these ideals and keep what we have managed to achieve. However, it is our duty to go a step further “said the president noting that Croatia’s independence had to be achieved by defending the homeland against aggression.
First of all remember those who died for Croatia” said Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic and reminded that they gave everything they had, their own lives.
Later in the day, Leko and Josipovic attended a Mass in the parish church of St. Mark in Zagreb, led by the Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanic. At the night in
the Croatian National Theatre held a gala concert of the Symphony Orchestra and a Choir of the Croatian Radio Television.
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