April marks the beginning of traditional Veterans’ Month


On April 1st, the eleventh Blue Hepatica campaign “Let us salute!” will start, with which the veterans of the Defense Forces and the Defense League are invited to wear the blue hepatica pin.

The proceeds from the sale of the blue hepatica symbol will be used to contribute to the construction of a new rehabilitation campus at Põlva Hospital, in cooperation with the Estonian Disc Golf Association, the first disc golf course accessible to people with disabilities will be created, and sports and rehabilitation equipment will be purchased for the Otepää Health Centre.

“Veterans’ month and wearing the blue hepatica has become a viable tradition, with which we value the contribution of veterans to the defence of Estonia. A tradition known to both Estonians and our allies. Only this week we decided that the Estonian Defense Forces will go to the European Union operation in the Red Sea region. Veterans’ Month allows everyone to show that we care about those who make an invaluable contribution to the sense of security of all of us in different parts of the world,” said Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur, inviting everyone to wear the blue hepatica pin.


Main Events:

  • The Blue Hepatica campaign will kick off this year with a new and emotional late-night Blue Hepatica Run, which will take place on April 1 in Noblessner in Tallinn. During the month, the races will also take place in Pärnu, Tartu, Saaremaa, Jõhvi, Copenhagen, and Washington. In addition, you can also participate virtually – at the time and place of your choice.
  • Throughout April, it is possible to participate in the virtual Blue Hepatica Journey, which visits Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization stations across Estonia.
  • For the first time, the Blue Hepatica disc golf series has been created, which will take place during April in four places across Estonia. Special themed discs have also been created for the series.
  • Everyone can contribute from the 15 to 21 of April at the online charity auction organized by the Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization, more information on the website of Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization.
  • The highlight of the campaign is Veteranirock organized in honor of Veterans Day on April 23, which will take place in front of Endla Theater in Pärnu. Tanel Padar, Ollie, HND, and MandoTerror will perform at the concert starting at 19:00.

More information about the events of Veterans Month at www.annameau.ee

According to Enn Adoson, chairman of the board of the NGO Estonian Society of Wounded Soldiers, the main goal of the campaign is to recognize veterans – by wearing a blue hepatica pin. “We also welcome everyone to the Veterans Month events, which there are several this year – runs, hikes, disc golf, and much more to offer the opportunity to support for people with different interests,” added Adoson.

The campaign lasts from the 1st to the 30th of April and during this period you can purchase the blue hepatica symbol and thus donate at the following points of sale: Coop, Selver, R-Kiosk, Apollo, Matkasport, and Karupoeg Puhh stores, Circle K gas stations, Pokebowl cafes, Myfitness sports clubs and Apotheka and Petcity e-shops. In addition, campaign products can be ordered directly from www.annameau.ee e-shop to the Omniva parcel lockers. All over Estonia, the volunteers of the Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization also help with the sale of products with the blue hepatica symbol and collect donations with separate events.

The Blue Hepatica campaign is carried out by the Estonian Society of Wounded Soldiers in cooperation with the Women’s Voluntary Defence Organisation, the Ministry of Defence, the Defence Forces, Estonian Defence Forces Veterans’ NPO, Coop, Selver, Circle K, Apotheka, Petcity, R-kiosk, Apollo, Myfitness, Karupoeg Puhh, Matkasport, Poke Bowl, Milworks, Ortopro, Go Craft, Huum, Defrem, Autospirit, Semetron, Threod Systems, Saab, Petronas, Nordic Armoury, Maru Ehitus, Tactical Foodpack, Fendernet, Estonian Volleyball Federation, Estonian Football Federation, Estonian Basketball Federation, Mega Media Grupp, Digitrükk, Swedbank, Telia, Montonio, Minilaod, Stebby, Vichy, Farmi Piimatööstus, Parimpidu.ee, Viking Security, Kultuurkapital,  Nordecon and City of Jõhvi.


Additional information: Blue Hepatica Campaign Coordinator Laura Rogenbaum, +372 5592 2290, sinilill.ee@gmail.com


The purpose of the Blue Hepatica Campaign, which is in its tenth year, is to invite

people to wear the Blue Hepatica pin in support of veterans of the Defence Forces and the Defence League, and their relatives. There are more than 3,000 veterans among us, who have participated in various international military and peacekeeping operations around the world. The symbol of the veterans is the Blue Hepatica with which everyone can show that we value their contribution to our common security. Each Blue Hepatica pin, made by people with special needs across Estonia through the Hea Hoog Foundation, is a unique handicraft.


Read more: www.annameau.ee



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