On the initiative of “Kryvorizhtsi” NGO, an awarding ceremony of ATO participants was held in State Pedagogical University in Kryvyi Rih.
In 2015, the NGO’s participants launched a project under the name “People’s memory of Kryvyi Rih region”. Within the framework of project, public activists awarded ATO participants. In particular, ten ATO participants of Kryvyi Rih region were posthumously awarded with badges for “Dignity and Honour”. The relatives of perished warriors came to receive them. After the awarding, the memory of heroes was honoured with a minute of silence. In addition, more than 30 ATO participants were awarded with insignias “For Courage and Bravery” and “For defence of Native State”. Warriors-reconnaissance men were among the awardees.
During the ceremony, the anchormen noted: “This is not only for us or for you. This is for our descendants, for history. And one day, a child will point his small finger at this photo and will say proudly: “Grandfather! May history remember us as young, strong and joyful. Not in spite of, but for the sake of… for the sake of happiness of our country, our family, our children, grandchildren”.