people of Veliko Tarnovo,
We are on the eve of one of the most significant events in our history – the Unification of Bulgaria! All-Bulgarian, all-people work, at the basis of which are causes and ideals.
On September 6, 1885, Bulgaria decisively told the Great Powers that our people will not tolerate someone else dividing Bulgarians from Bulgarians. The primordial homelands on both sides of Stara Planina become one country again.
Bulgarian national unification is the cause that our ancestors followed, and united, determined and strong, they corrected one of the greatest injustices of the Berlin Congress.
Therefore, even though 137 years have passed, the Unification brings pride and generates great excitement in every Bulgarian! Because at the basis of this all-Bulgarian act is sincere love for Bulgaria!
We, citizens of Veliko Tarnovo, are particularly proud of the Union! Because its foundations were laid precisely here – in the historical and spiritual capital of Bulgaria, where our ancestors created the first “Unity” committee!
Today we honor heroes and bow down to them.
Today, we remember their covenants again, still relevant even 137 years later.
If we want to move forward, let’s find the commonality in the differences, not the division.
We have the example of our ancestors – both with the Tarnovo Constitution, and with the Union, and with Independence!
Unity is the power that will provide the solutions to every difficulty and crisis.
Let us learn from their wisdom and be united in the name of the children of Veliko Tarnovo and Bulgaria!
Happy 137 years
from the Union of Bulgaria!
Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality