The unionists on December 1 mounted a march in Chisinau during which they spread a tricolor that was 102 m long as a symbol of the 102nd anniversary of the Great Union of 1918. The marchers set off from “Gheorghe Asachi” Romanian-French Theoretical Lyceum, went through the center of Chisinau and walked along the Classic Alley to poet Mihai Eminescu’s bust and then to the monument to Ruler Stephan the Great and Holy, IPN reports.
MP Maria Ciobanu said that 102 years ago, in Alba Iulia, the Romanian people achieved a historical desideratum – the Great Union. It was the national ideal that lit the sacrifice of many generations of freedom fighters. “December 1, 1918 also tells us about the firmness, wisdom, honor and assumption of the historical moment by decision makers in history, about the authentic patriots, about the civism without degrading compromises, but with understanding and openness,” stated the MP.
Liberal Party president Dorin Chirtoacă said December 1 was, is and will remain the astral moment, the highpoint of our history. “Carrying this tricolor, it is our duty to actually carry our cross, destiny and fate further so that generations after generations render appropriate and ordinary homage to the union,” he stated, noting the spreading of this tricolor is a tradition and 1 meter will be added each year.
“Romanian brothers, the current day is already history. Today we had one more lesson of historical and geographical truth to learn. God help us unite with the motherland,” stated the principal of “Gheorghe Asachi” Romanian-French Theoretical Lyceum Boris Volosatyi.
“UNIREA-ODIP” Association head Vlad Biletski said that December 1 has a very important symbolic meaning for the Romanians everywhere. “It is a day when the century-long wish to unite and strengthen the unitary Romanian state was achieved, 102 years ago,” he stated.
On December 1, it is celebrated the National Day of Romania and 102 years of the Great Union of Alba Iulia of 1918.