Politicians support marking March 16

  • 1999-02-25
RIGA (BNS) - Despite earning Latvia an international black eye last year, most politicians say they believe the commemoration of World War II veterans slated for March 16 should go on.The day used to be a memorial day for the Latvian Legion, a Waffen SS unit established by the Nazis during the war. But a high-profile commemoration last year in which veterans laid flowers at the Freedom Monument in Riga was a public relations fiasco for Latvia, which appeared to be celebrating the deeds of Waffen SS veterans.The Latvian Parliament subsequently declared the day as one to commemorate all World...
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