On 18 November Latvia celebrated its 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia. Among other festive activities the ceremonial parade of the Latvian National Armed Forces took place on the banks of the Daugava River in the Latvian capital city of Riga.
Similarly to previous years´ Parades BALTDEFCOL had the honour to be represented at the Independence Day Parade with our flag crew headed by COL Marek Stobnicki (Polish Army) and accompanied by LTC Ainars Rauza (Latvian Army), LTC Toomas Möls (Estonian Army) and LTC Ceslovas Cerniauskas (Lithuanian Army).
The President of the Republic of Latvia H.E. Mr Andris Bērziņš stated in his address at the Parade: “We are proud that marching along with Latvia’s soldiers today are our allies with whom we pursue international operations and learn military skills. Here today are our closest neighbours – Lithuanians and Estonians, some of them from the Baltic Defence College.”
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