The Keys ep9 The Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires
The Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires. What happened on 16 March?
No other event taking place at the Freedom Monument seems to disconcert people as much as this one – formally neither a holiday, nor a remembrance day. It was officially observed just once, in 1999, and then abolished in fear that the world would not understand the honouring of Nazi army veterans. But have we understood this event ourselves? We celebrate remembrance days because of important historic events that happened on those exact dates. So what happened on 16 March? Who were the heroes of that day? And how many of us know the real story behind it?