The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, attended today in the Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Sase the celebration of Vidovdan [Saint Vitus Day] – the patron saint day of the Army of the Republic of Srpska and of the Third Infantry /Republic of Srpska/ Regiment.
The President of Srpska said that this day is the national milestone of the Serb people and society.
The President of the Republic stated that a lot of suffering, but also a lot of success is linked to Vidovdan
“Many difficult decisions, great successes and battles are linked to this day, and it is no wonder that it is so emotionally significant for the Serb essence, to the soldier, the past and future,” noted the President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović.
The President of the Republic added that Srpska is increasingly proud of what has been achieved and preserved, despite various challenges, from the economic and financial to those political.
The President of Srpska stressed that not even a sign of political naivety should be shown in future, and that the Serb people, aware of the past, must be focused on the future.
“Cherish the past, but take big steps forward, knowing that we do not want to harm anyone, but will neither allow anyone to prevent us from achieving our objectives,” asserted the President of the Republic.
The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, also said that whenever she has the opportunity, she points out that there is no future if there is no awareness of the past.
The President of the Republic congratulated all veterans of the Republic of Srpska Army and members of the Third Infantry (Republic of Srpska) Regiment as well as veterans’ organisations on Vidovdan.
“I want to congratulate all those who are on the defence of the motherland in difficult times, but also in times of peace,” said the President of the Republic of Srpska.
The President of Srpska recalled that a manifestation was held in Duga Njiva the day before to mark the 29th anniversary of the “Corridor” Operation.
“Many sad memories are connected to that area, but also a lot of pride, because this corridor, also called ‘The Corridor of Life’, enabled us to have an integral Republic of Srpska. It allowed us to have free flow of people and goods,” the Republic of Srpska President reminded.
The President of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, pointed out that the Serb people, whenever the end was predicted, came out stronger, and that this should not be spoiled by any political naivety.
“Our hearts are open to living in peace with everyone, but also our hearts and minds are focused on doing what is best for us, and that is safeguarding the Republic of Srpska,” concluded the President.