Victory Day remains one of the most important and uniting holidays in Belarus, Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Kravtsov said as he spoke at an official meeting on 9 May, BelTA has learned.
“We celebrate 9 May with special feelings. This is, first of all, our pride for our fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers. They had to go through very difficult times. Victory Day remains one of the most important holidays for our society. We see large crowds of people, including youth and children, celebrating the day in the streets today. This shows that we honor traditions and remember our history,” Vladimir Kravtsov said. In his words, Victory Day has become a uniting symbol.
Vladimir Kravtsov expressed gratitude to war veterans. Their fortitude and courage are an example for all generations. “I would also like to thank you for another feat you have accomplished. After defeating the enemy you restored the country from ruins, built houses, schools, plants and roads. We are grateful to you for the education of the youth, the participation in the social life,” the Grodno Oblast governor said.
He urged to preserve the achievements of Great Victory. To be its heirs is both a great honor and a big responsibility. Today everything is done in the country to maintain peace.
The Victory Day celebrations in Grodno kicked off with an official meeting and a wreath ceremony at the Eternal Fire at the Memorial to War Soldiers and Partisans. The troops of the Grodno garrison marched in Grodno downtown. The parade also featured a display of vintage vehicles.