On July 1, a memorable date is celebrated in Russia - the Day of Combat Veterans, which does not yet have an official status, but every year it becomes more and more famous. Since 2009, this holiday has also been called the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow for War Veterans.
This is a day of remembrance for all those who fought for Russia, no matter in what wars and armed conflicts, fulfilling their duty to defend the Motherland. As a tribute to them - veterans and the memory of those who are no longer alive.
The idea of creating a single holiday among war veterans who took part in various wars and armed conflicts on the territory of the Russian Federation and other countries has been around for a long time. Informally, they began to celebrate it at the beginning of the 21st century. This was due to their desire to gather on one day, not tied to one or another event of the numerous wars in which they were destined to become participants (at present, there are separate memorable dates in Russia - the Days of Military Glory and other holidays dedicated to the history of specific military operations ).