Banožić, Hranj Extend Greetings on Croatian Army Day

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Banožić recalled the lining up of the Croatian National Guard 30 years ago in front of then president and supreme commander Franjo Tuđman, saying that in an imposed war, in fighting for freedom and independence, the resolute and brave Croatian youth in a short time grew into a reputable military power capable of defending and liberating the then occupied parts of the country.

“We proudly remember the glorious final operations, notably Flash and Storm, when the Croatian Army brought victory and ensured peace and freedom for the Croatian people.”

Banožić said he was proud of the achievements of the Croatian Army at home and abroad, thanking every member for their honourable and professional service.

He said today was an occasion to remember all the defenders who gave their lives for Croatia’s freedom, calling on all soldiers and officers to continue to protect their legacy.

Admiral Hranj said the Homeland War was a symbol of the strength of Croatia’s citizens and the patriotism of its soldiers, adding that the present-day Armed Forces were built on those foundations.

He said the army’s fundamental missions remained the defence of the country, contributing to international stability and assisting civilian institutions.

The Croatian Army is developing as an important part of all of the state’s potential and as an inseparable part of society, he added.

President pays tribute to those killed in Homeland War

President and Armed Forces Supreme Commander Zoran Milanović today laid wreaths at Zagreb’s Mirogoj cemetery and paid tribute to those killed in the Homeland War and all soldiers and police officers. He was accompanied by Hranj.

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