November 11 is the Medzinárodným dňom war veterans, alebo ako ho červení dňom dňom červenich makov. Sereď also joined the symbolism of this day, with the aim of showing appreciation and gratitude to those who pledged their lives in the fight for freedom and peace.
On November 11, 1918, at 11 o’clock in Compiégne, the French city of Compiégne, the signing of the prímeria took place, and at 11 minutes, the last salvo was fired, thus ending the First World War. Every year on November 11 at 11:11 a.m. the whole world rings bells in honor of those who died in wars. The symbol originated in the Italian city of Rovereto, where its inhabitants cast in 1925 the MIERU BELL weighing 22 tons with ammunition and ammunition left on the battlefield in the surrounding mountains. The pillars they carry are made of monetary gifts from 114 world countries, and their banners are in honor of the fallen.
A pietny act on this occasion was organized by Zväz zojakov – club Sereď under the leadership of president Ondrej Urban and UN Veteran Slovakia under the leadership of president Štefan Jangle. In addition to history, words are also included in the speeches, the threat of war conflicts must be constantly reminded to prevent their packaging. The guests present placed wreaths and crosses with red poppy flowers at the World War I memorial to honor the memory of the war’s conflicts.
To the Day of War Veterans, every year, Sereď joins the ringing of bells precisely at 11:11 a.m. It is a symbol of the fact that we do not forget and cherish the memories of wars and armed violence.