Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.201 - 23 September 2015
The Veterans’ Relay on the Last Two Running Courses
Military men, voluntary members of the group Invictus România, will take the start on the last two running courses of this year’s edition of the Veterans’ Relay from the Mayor’s Office of Iași at 09.00 hrs., on Thursday, September 24 and from the Mayor’s Office of Curtea de Argeș, at 09.00 hrs., on Friday, September 25.
The relay courses will cover a distance of about 1,000 kilometers and will include localities Curtea de Argeș, Sibiu, Sighișoara, Tîrgu Mureș and Iași, Piatra Neamț, Vatra Dornei, Bistrița, Tîrgu Mureș, Oarba de Mureș, Cluj Napoca, Zalău, Satu Mare and Carei.
The two running courses will intersect in Tîrgu Mureș, where a commemoration ceremony will be organized at 12.30, on Friday September 28.
In each of the localities where battles were fought, the relay bearers will hand over a national flag to WW 2 veterans. The flags will be finally taken over by the local
authorities and will be hoisted on an important edifice of the community.
The relay bearers will reach Carei, namely the Monument Ensemble „Glorie Ostașului Român”, on October 25.
Journalists who want to watch the ceremonies are expected at the Mayor’s Office of Iași at 08.50, on Thursday, September 24 and in front of the the Mayor’s Office of Curtea de Argeș at 08.50, on Friday, September 25.