Veterans Association demands Afghanistan honor in front of the Reichstag

Afghanistan mission Veterans Association demands Afghanistan honor in front of the Reichstag

Veterans Association demands Afghanistan honor in front of the Reichstag

"The event should take place in a public space," said the chairman of the Association of German Veterans, Bernhard Drescher. "Only the meadow in front of the Reichstag building comes into consideration." Photo: picture alliance / dpa

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The Bundeswehr as a parliamentary army should receive an appreciation for the Afghanistan mission in front of the Berlin Reichstag building. More and more voices are demanding that.

With a view to the planned appreciation of the Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan, there are increasing calls for an event in front of the Berlin Reichstag building. “The event should take place in a public space”.

That said the chairman of the Association of German Veterans, Bernhard Drescher, the editorial network Germany (RND). "Only the meadow in front of the Reichstag building comes into consideration." It is about “politics sends a sign of appreciation to the soldiers and into society”.

The defense policy spokeswoman for the SPD parliamentary group, Siemtje Möller, also expressed her sympathy for corresponding demands. "I think the idea of ​​doing that in front of the Reichstag building because we have a parliamentary army," she told the RND. "In addition, the mission has changed both the Bundeswehr and the Bundestag in dealing with the missions."

The deployment of the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan had lasted almost 20 years. The last German soldiers returned at the end of June. So far, the Bundeswehr is planning to pay tribute to the deployment on August 31 with a public appeal at the Bendlerblock, the Berlin headquarters of the Ministry of Defense. After the return of the last units, there was criticism because no politician had received the returnees.

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