MINSK, 8 May (BelTA) - The Belarusians are proud of their symbols and history, they look into the future, remembering their origins, and this is their strength, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the ceremony to honor the Belarusian national symbols on 8 May, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the Belarusian society keeps in memory the fact that the state symbols were created by people inspired by lofty ideals, tried and tested in the struggle for freedom, well aware of the value of independence and a clear, peaceful sky. “Today we still see their dreams of a bright future for their people in the rays of the rising sun, framed by peaceful wheats,” said the president. “We are reminded of their heroic deeds during the Great Patriotic War by the cloth of the national flag, the successor to the Victory Banner. The national ornament preserves our ancient cultural traditions. All these are the unshakable images which are the basis of the modern symbols of Belarus - the emblem and flag, which have become the true protectors of our native land.”
Belarusians also remember how their fathers and grandfathers died for their flag, saving it from the Nazis, rose and fearlessly went into battle under it, protecting their families and their native land, said the head of state. “The old men, who went through the war, even today cherish this symbol. We, their children and grandchildren, keep and protect the memory of them,” said the president.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that in the name of those who paid for the future of sovereign Belarus and its people with their lives, the modern Belarusians, the heirs of the winners, do everything to prevent the crazy heads, struck by the ideas of Nazism, from reviving them on the holy Belarusian land.
“Like the previous generations, we strive for peace and creation. We are proud of our symbols and our national history, we look into the future, remembering our origins. This is our way, and this is our strength!” said the head of state.
The event at the State Flag Square, which welcomed many people, started with a little rain. But soon after the rain stopped and the sun began to shine. The president took this as a good symbol, recalling a popular saying: rain during an important event is a positive sign. “It is not just me saying this. God has seen and approved of what is happening here,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko. – Let you all always have sunshine in your lives every time after a little rain.”