“We are celebrating the Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day, the Veterans Day and the 24th anniversary of Operation Storm with pride and profound gratitude to Croatian defenders. Operation Storm liberated the largest part of then-occupied Croatian territory, for which they gave that which is most precious – their lives. The unity, perseverance and sacrifice that the Croatian people showed then should now drive us to carry on working committedly and in unison on building a strong and prosperous homeland, which is internationally recognized and respected.
To everyone at home and abroad, I congratulate the Victory, Homeland Thanksgiving and Veterans Day!”
Gordan Grlić Radman
Minister of Foreign and European Affairs