On the eve of the Holiday of the Ground Forces, which is celebrated on November 19, students and guests were welcomed in the military unit near the Haskovo village of Koren.
At 4 different positions, the visitors got acquainted with the equipment and some of the equipment.
“One point is for the preparation of targets, which the military personnel conduct the shooting at them. The other training place is the weaponry we have at the training ground in Koren. These are a Kalashnikov assault rifle, a Makarov pistol, and the equipment for each serviceman during training. We also show the fire engine with which we prevent fires. We have shown the ZIL-131, with which we transport the military and the UAZ – 469, which is in service with the Bulgarian army,” explained Major Radostin Marinov, deputy commander of the unit.
The children from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades from the school “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” in the village of Malevo. Everyone got to ride a fire engine as well as feel the thrill of military service after being fitted with a helmet and a machine gun.
9-year-old Galin is coming to the unit for the first time and is adamant that the weapons “grabbed” him the most. However, his classmate Dean thinks the most interesting experience is riding the military truck. Otherwise, he readily says that he will become a soldier to protect Bulgaria.
The first lessons about weapons and military equipment were also given to the tenth graders from the “Tsar Ivan Asen II” Vocational High School for Woodworking and Construction in Haskovo.
The celebration continued with precision shooting with a “Makarov” pistol, the deputy commander of the unit and the head of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Haskovo participated in the demonstrations.
A day before today’s emotional meetings, the servicemen and civilian employees from the “Koren” training ground participated in the ritual of laying wreaths and flowers as a sign of respect and adoration for the feat of the heroes who gave their lives for their homeland in the Balkan and First World Wars.
November 19 was designated as a holiday of the Ground Forces by decision of the Council of Ministers in 1992. The celebration this year coincides with the commemoration of 138 years of the Serbo-Bulgarian war and the glorious victory of the Bulgarian army.
Military personnel from the unit in Koren were awarded certificates for the celebrations. They are for achieving excellent results in the performance of the service.