Croatia: Victory Remembers The Children

I am half Croatian. This video and the statistics sadden my heart and touch me deeply.

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Within 72 hours Croatian, the swift and freedom loving military operation Storm had by 5 August 1995 liberated Croatian territory (about 25% of Croatia’s total territory), territory occupied by rebel Croatian Serbs with the help of Slobodan Milosevic’s Serbia for four years.

This year is the 18th anniversary of Operation Storm, of Croatia’s victory in the name of freedom and democracy.

Casualties of Croatia’s Homeland War – a snapshot:

Croats Killed: 15,970 (including 402 children/6,605 civilians) (source: Ivo Pilar Institute)

Croats Missing: 2,251 (currently the number in excess of 1,700 due to discoveries of mass graves in recent couple of years)

Croat Wounded and permanently disabled: 32, 249 (969 children/90 severely permanently disabled as result of wounds). Total number of wounded: 48,677

Croat Veteran suicides after the war: 2,283

Croat casualties from landmines left from war:  509 people killed and 1,466 injured

Orphaned Croat children…

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Bravery Takes Many Forms

It is Sunday and if you follow my blog, you know that means I am showcasing a talented child. Ok, talented is understated but you will understand when you hear young Malacki sing. I hope you enjoy his voice as much as I did. I hope it raises you up all day long.