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Veterans receive medals at Měšťanská Beseda

The Liberation Festival closing concert included a medal ceremony. The Regional Military Command Pilsen presented medals to 27 American, Belgian and Czech war veterans at Měšťanská beseda on Sunday, May 6.
“The medals we gave to the veterans represent a token of our thanks for their personal engagement in liberating Czechoslovakia and for actively supporting military traditions,” said the director of the Regional Military Command Pilsen, General Staff Col. Roman Kučera. He presented the awards together with his deputy, Lt. Col. Slavomír Tomčák, and Pilsen Mayor Martin Baxa.

The audience added to the atmosphere, giving the veterans several standing ovations. A concert by Gustav Brom Orchestra and signer Láďa Kerndl closed the gala evening.