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August 4, 2021

131 years since first military parade under Arch of Triumph

The Ministry of Administration and Internal Affairs (MAI) and the Bucharest City Hall have paid homage to the heroism of Romanian troops yesterday on the anniversary of the 131 years that elapsed since the Romanian troops that were victorious in the War of Independence marched for the first time under the Arch of Triumph on October 20, 1878. According to a MAI communiqué, the public was able to visit the following exhibitions: ‘Arch of Triumph in pictures’ (photographs and models), ‘The Legion of Romanian volunteers in Italy,’ ‘The great war of national reunification,’ ‘The coat of arms of boyar families’ (bronze effigies and pictures) and ‘The Great Union of 1918’ (Royal crowns and scepter reproductions, photographs). Also during the event the representatives of the civil society signed a motion that proposes the establishment of the ‘Arch of Triumph Day.’ War veterans, members of the Association of War Veterans from within the MAI, students of the ‘Ioan Cuza’ Police Academy, police officers, gendarmes and fire fighters were invited at the event. The Arch of Triumph is located on the Kiseleff Boulevard and is among the most important monuments dedicated to celebrating the victories that the Romanian Army registered in the First World War as well as to the accomplishment of the Great Union in December 1918.

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