We’ll keep on going in 2016 – Come along with us!

THE VETERAN MARCH brings together all Swedish veterans, both civilian and military. The march takes place each year under the auspices of the Swedish Veterans Federation – Peace Berets. The march will begin in Stockholm on 7 August and come to an end in Gävle on 16 August.

Last summer, the third Veterans’ march was held for all Swedish veterans, both civilian and military. The march was once again a success, and thus it is clear that the march will be held again in the summer of 2016.

The Veteran march was arranged by the Swedish Veterans Federation in order to commemorate all Swedish civilian and military veterans, who have made a contribution for to safety and security in the world. The march first took place in 2013 and was called the Peace Beret March; it was a gathering for the purpose of giving Swedish veterans the attention and recognition they deserved. The march was a tremendous success involving more than 400 participants and it managed to raise SEK 70,000 to the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. Subsequently, the Swedish Veterans Federation has now ensured that the march will be held for 2016 as well.

Both veterans and the general public march together
Organisers expect at least as many participants in this years’ Veterans’ March as took part last year. The march is open to veterans and the general public alike.

All those who wish to take part to commemorate the veterans are welcome to join us on the march. The veterans have invaluable skills and experiences in the wake of their efforts abroad, and such skills are almost completely absent in Sweden today, explains Anders Ramnerup, general secretary of the Swedish Veterans Federation - Peace Berets.

The march concludes with a festival in Stockholm
The Veterans’ March in 2016 will go approximately 300 kilometres from Stockholm to Gävle. The march will pause on its way in several towns in order to bring together veterans and their relatives in order to show themselves on the city streets. There will be a festival once the march comes to town, but there will also be a moment for reflection and pondering.


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