Today is the Veterans’ Day


Today in Estonia, Veterans Day is celebrated by raising the national flag at sunrise, with which we thank and recognize those men and women who have strengthened Estonia’s security and international credibility in military operations far from home, as well as their families and loved ones.

Since 2014, Veterans Day has been officially flag day, so the Defense Forces invites all people to raise national flags at their homes today to show support for the veterans of the Defense Forces and the Defense League.

The veterans of the Defense Forces and the Defense League include more than 3,400 people.

Several different events will take place on this year’s Veterans Day:

✿ On 23.04.2023 at 12:00 a.m., a service will be held in the Estonian soldiers’ memorial church in Tori.

✿ 23.04 at 13.00-14.30 there will be an ice hockey match dedicated to Veterans Day in the Ice Hall of the Kohtla-Järve sports center. Veteran teams meet. South Estonia vs North Estonia.

✿ 23.04.2023 at 7:00 p.m. Veteranirock starts on Vallimäe in Rakvere. Metsatöll, A-group, Jaagup Tuisk and NATO’s Northeast Corps band “Griffin” will perform – only veterans on stage. It is possible to watch the broadcast of the Veetresamrock concert on ETV starting at 10:00 p.m.

The Association of Estonian Wounded Fighters and the Women’s Home Association invite people to wear the Blue Flower badge every year in April to honor the veterans of the Defense Forces and the Defense League and their loved ones.

In addition to veterans, the proceeds from the sale of the blue flower insignia help to create a swimming facility for the disabled at Pärnu beach in cooperation with the Pärnu Bay Rotary Club, to purchase a video colonoscope needed for Hiiumaa Hospital, and to create a para-skiing facility at the Kiviõli Adventure Center in cooperation with the Paralympic Committee.

Defense forces have been involved in foreign operations since 1995 and have served in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Macedonia, Israel, Syria, Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mali, the Gulf of Aden, the Mediterranean and the Central African Republic.

The blue flower campaign is carried out by the NGO Eesti Vigastut Voitlejate Ühing in cooperation with Naiskodukaitse. With their contribution, the Defense Forces, Ministry of Defense, Estonian Defense Forces Veterans MTÜ, Itella Estonia, Coop, Selver, Circle K, Apotheka, R-kiosk, Apollo, Myfitness, Karupoeg Pooh, Milworks, Milrem, Ortopro, Go Craft, Huum, Topauto contribute to the success of the campaign. , Vichy, Semetron, Threod Systems, Nordic Armoury, Maru Ehitus, Tactical Foodpack, Fendernet, Estonian Volleyball Association, Estonian Football Association, Estonian Basketball Association, Mega Media Grupp, Digitikk, Swedbank, Telia, Montonio and Minilaod.Täna tähistatakse veteranipäeva – Anname au!

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The donations of the charity campaign go to the Estonian Society of Wounded Soldiers

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