Commemorative ceremony for a Centenary since the Mărășești Battle
The event was attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and other high officials of the Romanian State.
Articol de Carmen Gavrilă, 07 August 2017, 00:04
Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the most important Romanian military operation in the First World War - the Battle of Mărăşeşti.
Commemorative ceremonies took place during the evening at the Mausoleum of Heroes, in memory of all those who lost their lives in this battle, a century ago. The event was attended by President Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and other high officials of the Romanian State.
President Klaus Iohannis decorated the battle flags of the military units that fought 100 years ago, and offered the commemorative flag entitled “Centenary of the Mărăşeşti Battle”. The President stated that the victories of the Romanian soldiers in Mărăşeşti, Mărăşti and Oituz saved Romania and its nation.
To honor the heroes of the Mărăşeşti Battle, the National Anthem was sung, cannons were fired, and the Mausoleum of Heroes was passed over by Romanian Air Force aircraft, including the F-16.
Mărăşeşti was the most important victory in the First World War, considered by historians as the greatest military success of the Romanian Army during the Great War.
Alongside the Romanian General Eremia Grigorescu, there was also General Henri Berthelot, the Head of the French Military Mission, who contributed to this victory from the summer of 1917.
Over 21,000 Romanian soldiers and 480 officers died at that time in the Mărăşeşti area.
Source:RRA.Translated by Miruna Matei