Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia
February 24, 2019 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
February 2019 marks the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. Independence cannot be taken for granted and we all must contribute to its continuity.
There are several organizations in Estonia who on daily basis act on behalf of a stronger state by raising noble citizens. On the 101st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia some of these organizations with a long history come together to introduce their activities and give visitors knowledge of how to cope in emergency situations.
From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the main gate of the museum
Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion will introduce their activities, equipment and two armoured fighting vehicles.
Headquarters Support and Signal Battalion was founded on 21 November 1918 and re-established on 29 October 1993.
The task of the Command and Signal Battalion is to ensure communication between the different units of the Estonian Defence Forces and to train reserve signal officers. The battalion must also ensure the strategic signalling and information technology support for the Defence Forces and realise development projects in the area of defence, information technology and electronic warfare.
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Estonian Scout Association near Kolu Inn
Scouts lead an orienteering game that puts the wisdom and cooperation skills of the participants to the test. A traditional scout’s treat is given after the hike.
From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. - the Naiskodukaitse (Women's voluntary defence organization) at Kuie School
The members of Naiskodukaitse teach at Kuie School how to revive a person, dress a wound and how to boil soup for the soldiers.
At 2 p.m. in Sassi-Jaani farmyard
The culmination of the event is a historical re-enactment “1948. Fight for Freedom under the foreign authorities“.
The topic of the re-enactment is Bushwhackers skirmish with Red army officials. The historical re-enactment is followed by the introduction of historical military forms and weapons at Kolu Inn.