National Day parade at Triumphal Arch gathers thousands of military, technical means, aircraft

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The military parade organised at the Triumphal Arch on the National day, attended by President Klaus Iohannis and several representatives of the state bodies, ended in fanfare music after one hour and a half, during which over 3,500 military and specialists with over 350 technical means, of which approx. 50 aircraft, have paraded.

The event that took place under the Triumphal Arch was watched by thousands of Bucharesters, many of whom young and very young.

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, the former presidents Traian Basescu and Emil Constantinescu, the Premier Mihai Tudose, the National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, the Internal Affairs Minister Carmen Dan, the National Anti-corruption Directorate’s head Laura-Codruta Kovesi, the Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, the President of the Constitutional Court Valer Dorneanu, the Ombudsman Victor Ciorbea, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Bucharest, representatives of the Army, veterans attended the ceremony.

In the end, President Klaus Iohannis shook hand of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and of some members of the gov’t, and a few minutes later he walked along a protection fence where he hailed several persons who had attended the parade.

In the 1 December event participated over 300 foreign military from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.S., Turkey and Ukraine, as well as military wounded in the operation theatres in the Western Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Were also present wounded military who have competed in the Invictus 2017 Paralympic Games in Canada, where they have won outstanding results.

Commander of the parade was Lieutenant General Adrian Tonea (photo) , Deputy Chief of Defence Staff.

 

President Iohannis: On Centenary’s Eve, high time to reflect on how we wish our country look like

 

“1 December represents our ideal as a nation, to be free and united in a wealthy Romania, headed by responsible, upright politicians”, on Friday stated president Klaus Iohannis, adding that now on Centenary’s Eve, it is the high time to reflect on how we wish our country look like.

“Dear Romanians, today is our National Day, a day when all of us, wherever we are, celebrate our homeland. In 1918, the Romanians have lived the emotion of then reunion. The 1st of December represents our ideal as a nation to be free and united in a prosperous Romania, headed by responsible and upright politicians. Now, on the Eve of the Centenary, it is a good occasion to reflect on how we wish our country look like. Only together, involved and determined, could we succeed to build a strong, respected Romania throughout Europe and throughout the world. Many happy returns of the day, Romanians! Happy Birthday, Romania!” president Klaus Iohannis says in a video message on his Facebook page on the occasion of the National Day.

 

 Military, religious ceremony at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Carol Park, downtown Bucharest

 

A military and religious wreaths ceremony took place on Friday morning at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Carol Park, downtown Bucharest, to mark the National Day, an event attended by the heads of the two Chambers of the Parliament, the Senate’s Calin Popescu-Tariceanu and the Chamber of Deputies’ Liviu Dragnea, alongside the Ambassador of the United States of America in Bucharest Hans Klemm.

The wreaths ceremony in honour of the nation’s heroes was preceded by the singing of the state anthem and a religious service delivered by a group of priests.

The Carol Park ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Romanian Army, of the war veterans’ associations, of the military retreat and reserve staff, and of guests.

Were laid wreaths on behalf of Romania’s President, of the President of the Senate, of the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, of the Government, alongside wreaths on behalf of the diplomatic corps, the National Defence Ministry’s, the War Veterans’ National Association’s, the Internal Affairs Ministry’s, the Bucharest City Hall’s, and on several political parties’ behalf.

The apotheosis of the ceremony was given by the Honour Guard which presented the honour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the music performed by the 30th Guard Brigade “Mihai Viteazul”.

 

DefMin Fifor: Should remember today those who fell on battlefields, defending Romania’s interests, people

 

“December 1 is the union moment within the same borders of all territories inhabited by Romanians, a moment possible through the sacrifice and blood of the Romanian soldiers”, on Friday said the National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, adding that on this very day, “we should recall all of those who fell on the battlefields and defended the interests of Romania and the Romanian people.”

“Today, we remember the ideals that have made it possible the Great Union of 1918 and that testify to the young generations, as they are a landmark to us as a nation. Romania’s National Day, 1 December signifies to each of us the moment of the union within the same borders of all of the territories inhabited by Romanians. Greater Romania was possible through the sacrifice and blood of the Romanian soldiers. They answered without hesitation, by writing pages of history in the battles of the First World War. During all of the great battles of our Army, the long of the time, in the Independence War, in the two world wars, and in our days, too, in the missions unfolded in the operations theatres, in Afghanistan, Iraq or Western Balkans the Romanian troops have fully done their duty. It is a must that today we remember all of those who have fallen on the battlefields and defended our interests and the Romnaian people,” Minister Mihai Fifor said in his message on the National Day posted on his Facebook page.

 

National Day parade at Triumphal Arch gathers thousands of military, technical means, aircraft

 

The military parade organised at the Triumphal Arch on the National day, attended by President Klaus Iohannis and several representatives of the state bodies, ended in fanfare music after one hour and a half, during which over 3,500 military and specialists with over 350 technical means, of which approx. 50 aircraft, have paraded.

The event that took place under the Triumphal Arch was watched by thousands of Bucharesters, many of whom young and very young.

The Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, the former presidents Traian Basescu and Emil Constantinescu, the Premier Mihai Tudose, the National Defence Minister Mihai Fifor, the Internal Affairs Minister Carmen Dan, the National Anti-corruption Directorate’s head Laura-Codruta Kovesi, the Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar, the President of the Constitutional Court Valer Dorneanu, the Ombudsman Victor Ciorbea, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Bucharest, representatives of the Army, veterans attended the ceremony.

In the end, President Klaus Iohannis shook hand of Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and of some members of the gov’t, and a few minutes later he walked along a protection fence where he hailed several persons who had attended the parade.

In the 1 December event participated over 300 foreign military from Bulgaria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.S., Turkey and Ukraine, as well as military wounded in the operation theatres in the Western Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. Were also present wounded military who have competed in the Invictus 2017 Paralympic Games in Canada, where they have won outstanding results.

Commander of the parade was Lieutenant General Adrian Tonea, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff.

 

 

President Iohannis: On Centenary’s Eve, high time to reflect on how we wish our country look like

 

 

1 December represents our ideal as a nation, to be free and united in a wealthy Romania, headed by responsible, upright politicians, on Friday stated president Klaus Iohannis, adding that now on Centenary’s Eve, it is the high time to reflect on how we wish our country look like.

“Dear Romanians, today is our National Day, a day when all of us, wherever we are, celebrate our homeland. In 1918, the Romanians have lived the emotion of then reunion. The 1st of December represents our ideal as a nation to be free and united in a prosperous Romania, headed by responsible and upright politicians. Now, on the Eve of the Centenary, it is a good occasion to reflect on how we wish our country look like. Only together, involved and determined, could we succeed to build a strong, respected Romania throughout Europe and throughout the world. Many happy returns of the day, Romanians! Happy Birthday, Romania!” president Klaus Iohannis says in a video message on his Facebook page on the occasion of the National Day.

 

Royal Family brings homage to Romanian nation which made blood sacrifice for country’s unification

 

Royal Family of Romania wishes all Romanians on the National Day “Many happy returns of the day in a respected, wealthy Romania!” and brings homage to the Romanian nation which made a blood sacrifice for the country’s unification.

“On the occasion of 1 December, the Royal Family wishes all the Romanians, in the country, in the Republic of Moldova, in the country’s neighbourhood and those who are afar, in other countries all over the world, many happy returns of the day, in a Romania respected and wealthy! On a day of happy and optimistic celebration, we bring an homage to the Romanian nation which has made a blood sacrifice for the country’s unification,” says the Royal Family in a press release issued on Friday on the romaniaregala.ro web portal.

In the message, they say that their thoughts are with Unifying King Ferdinand and Queen Maria, as well as with King Carol I and Queen Elisabeta, “those who through their outstanding work made it possible the day of 1 December to be the day of the Great Union, which for decades now has become the National Day of Romania.”

“On 1 December 1918 was accomplished the unification ideal of all Romanians, and yet this day has also represented the completion of a triumphant half of century of constitutional foundation and strengthening of the Romanian modern state: 10 May 1866 – the coming of Carol I as Ruler of the Romanian United Principalities; 30 June 1866 – promulgation of Romania’s Constitution; 10 May 1877 – Romania’s Independence; 10 May 1881 – Crowning of first king of the Kingdom of Romania,” the Royal Family says on the above-mentioned web portal.

 

Photo source: www.mapn.ro