On the National Anthem Day Friday, President Klaus Iohannis sent a message saying that the national anthem is one of the fundamental symbols of identity and a binder for all Romanians.
“The national anthem, which we celebrate each year on July 29, is one of the fundamental symbols of our identity. ‘Desteapta-te, romane!’ (Awaken Thee, Romanian!) has turned along history into a genuine symbol of the principles underpinning the creation of the modern Romanian state: freedom, respect for fundamental human rights, national unity and dignity. These ideals are more current now than ever before,” reads the presidential message.
Iohannis says the importance of rights and freedoms gained is better understood in the current international context, with all the present challenges.
“Our mission is to preserve and bequeath to the future generations these values and the tradition of a consolidated democracy. The national anthem is a binder for all Romanians both within and outside the national borders. I am urging you to stay united and display solidarity in the spirit of your love for the country and our aspirations for a strong nation that is well respected in Europe and the world. Happy anniversary to the Romanian nation! Happy anniversary, Romania!” reads the message. More…