ZAGREB, October 8, 2018 – The Croatian state leadership, led by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, laid wreaths and lit candles at Zagreb’s central Mirogoj cemetery on Monday, on the occasion of Independence Day.
“Today, on Independence Day, we remember the time when the Croatian Parliament adopted a decision on severing all ties with the then Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), only a day after the air strike on the government headquarters, carried out by the aggressor Yugoslav People’s Army,” Plenković said after laying wreaths.
The parliamentary delegation was led by Speaker Gordan Jandroković who also recalled that historic day which led to Croatia’s independence.
Wreaths were laid at wreaths at the Wall of Pain, the Central Cross at the Alley of Veterans Killed in the Homeland War, at the grave of Croatia’s first president Franjo Tuđman and at the grave of unidentified victims of the Homeland War.
Independence Day was also marked on St. Mark’s Square with a ceremony that included a changing of the honour guard and music.