In the presence of some important local and central authorities, among which the Minister of National Defence, Mr Mihnea Motoc, in Brasov were celebrated 100 years of existence of the Mountain Infantry, a prestigious military branch in the Romanian Army. Indeed, on November 3rd 2016 it is a century since, by Order no. 294 of the Great General Headquarters, the first mountain infantry unit of the Romanian Army was established in Bucharest, by turning the Ski Runner School into Mountain Infantry Organization. The festive moments took place in the Council Square, in front of the distinguished visitors? gallery and of many spectators.
The program consisted of the military and religious ceremonials, officials speeches, and the traditional parade of platoons. The Ministry of National Defence congratulated the Mountain Infantry members: ?It was celebrated both the Mountain Infantry?s Day and also reaching a century from the establishment of the branch. I express my appreciation for these militaries, for everything they do in the Romanian Army. This is a strong branch, therefore all its units and subunits got the NATO certification. I know they are admired, cherished and requested by their correspondents in allies and partner countries, who are extremely interested in training in the Romanian mountains, with the Mountain Infantry?.
?Every year we have a main theme. We have dedicated 2016 to the celebration of 100 years from Romania?s entry in the First World War and to the Mountain Infantry Centenary. 2017 will be dedicated to the Uprising from 1987, a project that will point out the meaning of 1987, told us Mr Nicolae Pepene, the Manager of the History Museum in Brasov. There will be performed: ?Brasov '87? documentary film, an exhibit, an international conference, several educational projects and the publishing of a collection of documents from CNSAS (The National Council for studying the Security Archives).
?Brasov 1916? Exhibit
The exhibit called ?Brasov 1916? was held at the History Museum from Brasov, which was dedicated to the celebration of 100 years from the Romania?s entry in the First World War, a decisive historical action for creating the Romanian unitary national state.
We mention the fact that in the military campaign from 1916, in the county of Brasov were taken some of the most important fights of the Romanian front (Brasov battle, Pasul Predeal, Fundata ? Giuvala, Vama Buzaului), and Brasov city was the most important city from Transylvania the Romanian army ever entered (August16th/28th 1916).