The citizens of Vukovar managed to resist the Yugoslav People's Army, supported by the army of Serbia, for almost 3 months. They showed an immense bravery, fighting the outnumbering enemy. The city of Vukovar fell on November 18, 1991 and it was almost destroyed. Several thousand Serbs and around a thousand of Croats died during the siege.
Although Vukovar fell, the battle played an important role in the outcome of the war. The battle led to the raise of patriotism among the Croats, who finally won the war. Remembrance Day of the Sacrifice of Vukovar in 1991 became the symbol of Croatian identity and national freedom. Since 1999, when the parliament of Croatia adopted a decision proclaiming the memorial day, the fallen soldiers are appropriately honored with dignity.Remind me with Google Calendar
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