Interior Minister Carmen Dan conveyed Thursday a message on the occasion of the Heroes Day, through which she voiced her gratitude and respect towards the heroes of our people for making the supreme sacrifice on behalf of the values, principles and national ideals, for the future and stability of Romania.
"They marked our history and due to them we can celebrate this year the Greater Union Centennial. It is only appropriate to bow our heads with respect in front of our national recollection, because the present has always been indebted to the past and obliged to the future. It is not at all a coincidence that the Heroes Day is tied to the Christian holiday of the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, when we celebrate the victory of life over death. We live because our ancestors believed in us and, in our turn, we have the obligation to believe in the next generations," Carmen Dan stated, according to a release of the Interior Ministry (MAI) sent to AGERPRES on Thursday.
Minister Carmen Dan underscores that "the best lesson that the history offers us (...) is the power of example" and the sacrifices of our forefathers represent "the proof of a fulfilled duty," and an example worthy of sharing it with our children.
"The sentence 'Killed in in the line of duty' is terrifying. Its deep signification impels to modesty and respect, whether the heroes are ours ancestors or our contemporaries. Militaries, policemen, gendarmes, firefighters, border policemen or MAI pilots who lost their lives while carrying out missions, they all are Romanians who believed in the oath pledged to the country, they observed and honored with no reservation. Dear Romanians, in this holy day, let us shed a tear of gratitude and appreciation for our heroes around all places and of all time, known or unknown, who sacrificed their lives on the altar of the homeland! Let us keep their memory alive and give them a place in our souls forever," Carmen Dan added, according to the quoted source.