Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Thursday sent a message on Heroes Day, in which she expressed her "entire appreciation and respect" for those who, by sacrificing their own lives, defended the liberty, integrity and the dignity of the Romanian people.
"It is part of our tradition, of the Romanians, that once with the Christian celebration of the Ascension of Jesus, to pay an homage to our heroes, to keep their memory alive, to remember their acts of courage and pass their memory on to the next generations. Today, on Heroes Day, I want to show my appreciation and pay my respect to those who, by sacrificing their own lives, defended the liberty, integrity and the dignity of the Romanian country and people," stated Dancila, according to a release of the Government sent to AGERPRES.
According to the PM, we owe the heroes not only the past of this nation, but also the appreciation that our country enjoys in the present among its foreign partners.
"They are the heroes who fought in the great battles of Romania's history, those who saw their liberty taken away in the concentration camps and communist prisons, those who were wounded and fell on duty in the operation theatres where the Romanian Army fights alongside our Allies from NATO, and those who participated in difficult missions coordinated by the EU, OSCE and UN, in regions of the world where they face a high risk. To them we owe not only the past of this nation, of which we are proud, but also the appreciation Romania enjoys today among its foreign partners," said Dancila.
The Prime Minister said she wanted to show gratitude for all the Romanian heroes.
"Let's pay homage to them, with gratitude, for they are no longer among us, and to those who serve the country far away from home and from their families I wish them to return home safely. Our respect for all Romanian heroes!," said the Prime Minister.