Greetings on 25th anniversary of Belarusian Veterans' Association

    Dear friends,

    I cordially congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarusian Veterans' Association.

    Your organization is one of the biggest and the most respectable associations in the country which unites veterans of war, labor, the Armed Forces and law enforcement bodies.

    People in Belarus will always remember military and labor exploits of those who passed along thorny front-line roads defending the freedom and independence of our Motherland, raised the native country from ruins after the Great Patriotic War, restored the national economy, ensured the development of economy, education, and culture, maintained peace and security of people.

    Your contribution to the national development is invaluable. And today you are always ready to give sage advice, take part in bringing up the young generation. You teach us to cherish traditions of fathers and grandfathers.

    Thank you for labor, patriotism, and active civil position.

    I wish you strong health, good spirits, vivacity, and new ideas to continue your civil activities for the benefit of Belarus.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko