Address of Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day
Today is the Heavenly Hundred Remembrance Day - a sad and a light date.
We live in the era of Heroes. Heroes united by love to their native land. Heroes, who became the symbol of the unity of Ukrainian society and its glory.
The heavenly host was replenished by the angels five years ago, when people of all ages, nationalities, and religions had stood shoulder to shoulder for their freedom and dignity, for our country's right to be a full-fledged member of a single European family, a mighty and independent country.
The feat of the Heroes of Heavenly Hundred inspired hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians to fight Russian aggression. And we bow our heads, paying deep respect to all who gave their lives for the freedom of their native land.
May the memory of the Heroes live forever! They do not die, but forever remain our glory and heavenly advocates of Ukraine!
Today, when the confrontation between Light and Darkness is aggravated, we must not betray those who have made a courageous step towards self-sacrifice and eternal life! Our duty to their memory is to preserve the unity of the country, to avoid internal strife, to believe in ourselves, not to stray from the path determined by the Revolution of Dignity! We are responsible to them, to ourselves and our children for the fate and future of our country!
God is with us, the truth is with us, victory is with us!
The constellation of the Heavenly Hundred will always shine over Ukraine!