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February 2, 2023

Military sailors to participate in ceremonies celebrating Romanian Principalities Union Day

The military staff of the Romanian Naval Forces will participate on January 24, in the garrisons of Bucharest, Constanta, Mangalia, Braila and Tulcea, in the military ceremonies on the occasion of the celebration of the Romanian Principalities Union Day, the General Staff of the Naval Forces informed on Friday (SMFN).

According to a press release sent by SMFN, in Bucharest, the Chief of Staff of the Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Mihai Panait, will participate in the military and religious ceremony of laying wreaths at 10 o’clock at the statue of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza on the Romanian Patriarchy Hill and at the military ceremony of decorating the battle flags of the Mihai Viteazu 30th Guards Brigade and the Podu Inalt 15th Mechanized Brigade, from 12 o’clock, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Carol I Park.

In Constanta, the military seamen will participate in the military ceremony organized in Ovidiu Square, starting at 10 a.m., and in Mangalia, representatives of the Romanian Naval Forces will take part in the military ceremony organized at 10 a.m., at the Monumental Complex in Republic Square.

Also, on the occasion of the January 24 Union Day, the “Union Cup” national chess championship and the “Union of the Romanian Principalities” symposium and book exhibition will take place, between January 21-23, at the Mangalia Military Club.

The seamen of the Mihail Kogalniceanu River Flotilla will participate in the military and religious ceremonies organized starting at 10 a.m., at the Monument of Ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza in the Municipality of Braila, from 11 a.m., in Tulcea and at 12:30 p.m. in Insuratei.

“The Romanian Principalities Union, carried out on January 24, 1859, by the double election of Colonel Alexandru Ioan Cuza as the ruler of Moldavia and Romania, represented the cornerstone of the formation of the Romanian unitary national state. One of the major changes produced in the new state organization, as a result of the event of January 1859, consisted in the unification of the flotillas of the two Romanian principalities, on October 22, 1860, under the signature of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza, an act that is the basis for the establishment of the modern Romanian Navy,” reads the release to Agerpres.

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