On February 24th, representatives of the various organizations of the Union of Estonian Freedom Fighters visited the Stenbock House, the seat of the government of Estonia, for a traditional Independence Day reception.
Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas thanked the guests of honor for all they had done for Estonia. "You know firsthand that the freedom in which we live today—and a borderless Europe—cannot be taken for granted," he said to his guests.
The Union of Estonian Freedom Fighters (Eesti Vabadusvõitlejate Liit), formed in Tartu on February 8th, 1992, unites various regional organizations, of which there are 17 total. These organizations, comprised of Estonian veterans of World War II that fought on the German side, have been in operation since 1990.
This was the 11th annual reception of freedom fighters at the Stenbock House.
Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik