PHOTO | Minister Sekerinska opens memorial futsal tournament in honor of fallen defenders

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This morning in the sports center "Boris Trajkovski" was opened the Central Memorial Tournament in indoor soccer in honor of the fallen defenders, which was addressed by the Ministers of Defense and Interior Radmila Sekerinska and Oliver Spasovski.

"The memorial tournament is our way to actively commemorate the fallen defenders every year, to thank them and to express our condolences to the families of every member of the armed forces who laid down his life in his service," said Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska. opened this year's tournament.

Sekerinska stressed that the motivation and commitment of the representatives of the Association of Defenders - Heroes of Macedonia, to organize this tournament in indoor soccer, best shows respect for the courage of our defenders, your sons, husbands, fathers, our heroes.

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She added that members of the Army, Police, all security services, along with firefighters, medical staff and all others who are part of such a system are people who are always ready to serve their citizens and their country.

- Our duty is to give the maximum and create conditions for them to do their job better. It is our duty and obligation to create new opportunities for prosperity, development and their progress. It is our duty and obligation to give that maximum every day, in front of them and on behalf of the future of our children, said Sekerinska.

In his address, Minister Spasovski said: "One of the values ​​that unites us, ennobles us morally and humanely - is the tradition, in which, among other things, the collective memory of what is virtuous, significant, what is close to us and immortal is woven. In that context, this Memorial Sports Event has the same lofty goal - to bring us together, to constantly remind us of all our dear colleagues and friends, of their characters and sublime deeds in the name of the freedom of our country and its citizens. "

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Spasovski added that with deep respect to all our fallen members of the security institutions, but also to their loved ones, whose loss is irreparable, we send a strong and important message: "We must never forget what we owe to the heroes, that we have a clear obligation to constantly "We aim for the better, for the human, making the best of the opportunities given to us, certainly thanks to our defenders."

The President of the Association "Heroes of Macedonia", Vlado Stojanovski and the Secretary General of the Macedonian Police Union, Kiro Trajkovski also addressed today's event.

- They, as members of the security forces, stood in defense of their homeland, defending sovereignty and integrity, selflessly giving their lives to live in freedom and peace. Our heroes with their works will always be remembered and will live forever in the collective consciousness of the Macedonian people. If we can speak from eternity, we will tell you that the heroes do not die, their loss is felt, not only in the families but also in the security forces, said the President of the association, Vlado Stojanovski in his address.

The Secretary General of the Macedonian Police Union, Kiro Trajkovski on behalf of the members of the police union expressed gratitude for the heroic deed of the fallen colleagues, which is too small compared to their self-sacrifice which is grounded in the future of our homeland. He added that they are always here according to the possibilities to meet the families of the defenders.