This Sunday, 14 November, at 11 am a remembrance ceremony will take place at the war memorial on Safarikovo námestie square in Bratislava, where various diplomats, ambassadors and state officials will lay wreaths for the fallen soldiers of World War I and II.
The Poppy Day event will be attended by British Ambassador to Slovakia, Michael Roberts, Slovak defence minister Lubomir Galko, members of diplomatic missions and the Slovak Union of Antifascist Fighters (SUAF), and veterans from UN Veterans Slovakia and the Zapadny odboj (Western Resistence).
“Those courageous men served and fought for the freedom and democracy that we have in Europe today. It is important that today’s generation does not forget the sacrifice of our predecessors” said British Ambassador Roberts.
Poppies and poppy crosses will be available for free on site or in advance at the reception of the British Embassy and the British Council. All who would like to join in the commemoration are warmly invited.
Source: British Embassy, Bratislava