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NEWS AND EVENTS
May 2, 2014
9 MAY – DAY OF MEMORY AND HONOR
9 MAY – DAY OF MEMORY AND HONOR

Respect and Care

Approaching the great historical date, 9th of May, the anniversary of the victory over fascism in the World War II, which in our country is celebrated as a Memorial Day. It produces inside bright senses of pride for the glorious history of the Fatherland, admiration for the feat of our fathers and grandfathers, and at the same time in the heart awakens a sense of irretrievable loss.

At that tragic war hostilities involved half a million of our fellow citizens, despite the fact that the population of the republic did not exceed then six million people. 450.000 of them were killed, 130,000 were missing.

That is a terrible price Uzbekistan laid on the altar of the victory.

Honor and respect of the memory of the bygone become our national value, soaked in our blood. On the other hand, it manifests love and respect for veterans. Caring for them is our sacred duty.

Another manifestation of this concern was the recently released Presidential Decree on promotion of participants of the Second World War. In accordance with this document, lump-sum cash remuneration for UZS600,000 was allocated for them. It will be paid in a solemn and festive atmosphere.

The Decree also provided for holding special meetings and educator - velocity art evenings devoted to defenders of freedom of our country.

“Uzbekistan created all necessary conditions for a prosperous life participants in the Second World War,” First Deputy Chair of the Central Council of the National Fund for Social Support of Veterans Nuroniy Shukhrat Usmanov told our correspondent. “Each year, on the eve of 9th of May, the cash remuneration is rewarded. Doors of sanatoriums and health resorts are open to them, they receive free medicines for treatment, trips to historical places are organized. We strive to make a manifestation of love and care for veterans was observed not only during the holidays, but also in everyday life.”

(Source: “Uzbekistan Today” newspaper)


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