Military ceremonies including the placement of flower wreaths were organized in Bucharest, at the “Filantropia” Israelite Cemetery, at the Unknown Soldier’s Monument, at the Revolution Heroes’ Cemetery, at the WW I and WW II Heroes’ Cemetery. The military pilots of the Romanian Air Forces also paid homage to the heroes of the nation by a festive flight, during the ceremony held at the Unknown Soldier’s Monument, including three IAR 330 SOCAT helicopters (from Air Transportation Base 90 in Otopeni) and three MIG 21 Lancer planes (from Air Transportation Base 86 in Fetesti).
Moreover, on Thursday in Bucharest, during the events organized by the Bucharest Mayoralty on Heroes’ Day, four photography exhibitions on various subjects were opened to visitors inside the Arch of Triumph: The Great War of the National Union, The Heraldic of the Great Aristocrat Families, the Arch of Triumph in photographs and the Great Union of 1918.
The Arch of Triumph will also be opened on June 1, on the National Children’s Day.
The Mayoralty of Bucharest intends to attract structural funds for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph. At the time being, the specialists of the Bucharest Mayoralty prepare the technical documents for the restoration project so that an international auction could be started this autumn. The Arch of Triumph in Bucharest was included in a restoration program ever since December 2007. The Heroes’ Day was declared a national holiday from 2003 and the celebration of this event is organized on Ascension Day, according to traditions.