Western border guards held a symbolic event to the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation (PHOTOS)

8 May 2015 13:46  4198293 099294
Western border guards held a symbolic event to the Day of Reconciliation (PHOTOS)

According to the Decree of the President of Ukraine №169 / 2015, on May 8 the Day of Remebrance and Reconciliation, and on May 9 - the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism in Europe are celebrated in Ukraine. In addition, May 8, 2015 marks 23 years since the founding of the North-West area of Border Guard Troops of Ukraine, the traditions of which are continued by the Western Regional Department of the State Border Guard Service.

In order to commemorate the feat of Ukrainian nation, its outstanding contribution to the victory in World War II, to express respect for all the fighters against Nazism, to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers, to establish continuity of military traditions, border guards of the Western Regional Department conducted an event "Never again!".

During the event, at international checkpoints on western borders, at 09:00, border guards in uniforms with a symbol of "Red Poppy" simultaneously released into the sky two pairs of white doves as a symbol of peace and an expression of respect and paying tribute to all the fighters against Nazism in Europe, participants of Ukrainian liberation movement and current defenders of the Motherland. Their colleagues from border guard agencies of neighboring European Union states also joined the campaign.

Also today, May 8, at 23:00, at all check points and border guard units, they will honor the memory of fallen soldiers, victims of war crimes and deportations during the war with a moment of silence.

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