Happy Croatian Independence Day! On this day, Oct 8th, 1991, Croatia severed all ties with Yugoslavia. Although they became independent it began the Croatian War of Independence which took place from 1991-1995. As I have been reading and learning more about it, this was a horrific period of time. Many terrible acts of violence occurred. One them being the Battle of Vukovar, which took the lives of many innocent civilians. You can see some pictures of the aftermath below. It shows that freedom comes with a price.
This is the country we are moving to.
Only 22 years in to their independence.
Recovering from war.
Eager for what lies ahead.
A welcoming and hospitable people.
I look forward to the many opportunities God has for our family in this country.
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