RIGA - A number of events in the Latvian capital of Riga were held today in commemoration of Lacplesis Day, a national holiday honoring the country's soldiers.
President Valdis Zatlers spoke at a flower-laying ceremony at the Freedom Monument, one of the main events to take place during the day. Zatlers commented on the battle 90 years ago in which the country won its independence.
''During that time, and 20 years ago, Latvia fought for itsindependence. We were greatly outnumbered, however, we won, because wewere convinced in our love for our fatherland, and unified to achieveour goals,'' the president said.