Veterans month

April is a month of veterans!

Since 2014, The Estonian Society of Wounded Soldiers in cooperation with the Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization have been carrying out The Blue Hepatica campaign in every spring during the month of April. This campaign calls for wearing the Blue Hepatica pin in recognition of veterans of the Defence Forces and the Defence League and their close ones.

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.

Today’s veterans have participated in international military and peacekeeping operations in Croatia, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Central African Republic, Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Israel, Syria, Macedonia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Mediterranean. There are more than 3,000 veterans among us – their families and homes are all over Estonia, they can be found active in very different areas of life and interests.

These brave men and women will always be united by the mission experience and the continued will to stand for the freedom of the Estonian country and people. The country and our allies have always highly valued the veterans of the Defence Forces and the Defence League, but the support of their close ones, colleagues, friends and the entire nation is also important to them.

The symbol of veterans is the blue hepatica, which everyone can wear to show that we value their contribution to our common security. The blue hepatica pins and braided wristbands are crafted by people with different mental and physical disabilities all over Estonia with the help of SA Hea Hoog Foundation. Each pin is a unique craft. Women’s Voluntary Defence Organization volunteers spread information about the campaign and collect donations with the sales of Blue Hepatica products all across Estonia. With the purchase of the Blue Hepatica pin, you will help the Estonian Society of Wounded Soldiers in supporting veterans and other Estonian people.

We thank all the supporters and let us salute the veterans!

Contact and additional information:

Blue Hepatica Campaign Coordinator Laura Rogenbaum mobile: +372 55 922 290 e-mail: sinilill.ee@gmail.com

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

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