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October 1, 2020

Army Day celebrated throughout the country

Marking the debut of the presidential election campaign, politicians were out on Sunday celebrating National Army Day. President Basescu was in Carei, the historic place where every year this special day brings together patriots from all over the country.

The head of state met war veterans and brought homage at the Romanian Soldier monument in Carei, the last Romanian piece of land to be freed from the Nazis on October 24, 1944. After placing the traditional wreath in front of the monument, Basescu said: “I would like to thank the Army for making Romania a secure country during my five year mandate.”

He also made room in his speech for reminding everyone that the Romanian army was not only heroic 65 years ago, but has also contributed Romania’s prestige abroad by fighting bravely in Afghanistan, Africa or the Balkans.

PSD leader Mircea Geoana took part at the Army ceremony in Suceava County, Paiseni. In his speech he said the “Romanian army should not be used as a political dispute accessory.” Liberal presidential runner Crin Antonescu was in Constanta where he took part at the military ceremonies.

In his turn, acting PM Boc stopped in Targoviste on Sunday, and used the opportunity to lay a wreath of flower at the Teis Heroes’ Monument.

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