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The Day of War Veterans

The Ministry of National Defence organizes ceremonies dedicated to the Day of War Veterans in all large garrisons of the country.

Annually, on April 29 we celebrate “The Year of War Veterans”, establishe by Government Decision No. 1222/2007. In all garrisons across the country military and religious wreath-laying ceremonies at the monuments dedicated to WW II heroes will be organized, as well as solemn gatherings of the war veterans, shows, military theme exhibitions, tending heroes’ monuments and cemeteries.

In the aftermath of WWII, there were over 900,000 dead, wounded, missing, prisoners, injured and invalids (about 92,000 dead soldiers) in Romania. At present, there are about 8,300 war veterans living, about 250 war widows and about 63,000 war veterans’ widows.

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