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8. may marks the allied victory in world war ii. In the year we celebrated 75 years of freedom, writes the government in a press release.

– There are increasingly fewer veterans left from world war ii, and we had planned to honor them at 8. may together with tidsvitner from the war. So it can unfortunately not be because of koronaviruset, says prime minister Erna Solberg.

She says the government has decided that during the next year selection to the honor those who helped in the military and civilian resistance and those who most strongly was affected by the war consequences.

the Government’s representatives will not attend any local demonstrations around the country in years. The government recommends that these also be limited and kept within healthy, reasonable limits.

WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN YEARS: the Government’s representatives will not participate in the local demonstrations in years. F. v. secretary of defense Frank Bakke-Jensen, the prime minister Erna Solberg, medaljemottaker Eivind Hovin and chiefs of defence Haakon Bruun-Hanssen in connection with the frigjørings and finance 2019.

They deserve our respect

the Defence ministry will send a letter to the country’s municipalities about changing frames for frigjørings and finance as a result of korona-the pandemic.

Peace and freedom is not something that we’ve been free, and we must never forget this important part of our history. 8. may reminds us that some have fought and sacrificed for our freedom. They shall have their portion of the credit for that today we live in a free democracy, and deserve our respect, says defence minister Frank Bakke-Jensen.

In the same way we recognize the 8. may also the efforts of today’s veterans from international operations, ” concludes Hill-Jensen.

Those who have participated in international operations in recent times, or who have otherwise earned the medal, and should have dealt these 8. may this year, will get the next year.

this Year’s selection will be made available to the public through the media.

COMMON TO SEE 8. MAY: Four F-16 fighter jets make a overflyvning of Akershus fortress in connection with the frigjørings and finance 8. may.

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