18 November is Remembrance Day for victims of Vukovar and for Vukovar as victim of Serb aggression against Croatia in the 1990’s. Remembering are moments filled with overwhelming sadness and grief that still weigh heavily upon thousands of victims who survived the brutal aggression, upon family and friends of those who have fallen for freedom from communism in Croatia, upon a whole nation of people – Croats – throughout the world.
Yesterday, across Croatia candles were lit to honour the memory and for the 22nd year (since 1991) affirm the pledge and promise: Do not forget Vukovar! I join them in remembering.
A reminder of how it was for Vukovar, for Croatia in 1991:
Here, I have chosen some photographs of how Croatia remembers Vukovar, which were taken on the eve of 18 November. (CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE)