Krk Bridge Spectacularly Lit Up to Mark Victory Day
- by croatiaweek
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A group of football fans in Rijeka have spectacularly paid tribute on the 23rd anniversary of Victory Day by lighting Krk Bridge with flares.
NK Rijeka’s fans Armada marked the day and also their 31st birthday by gathering on Krk Bridge and letting of 222 flares. Each flare lit represented a soldier from the Primorje-Gorski Kotar region who lost their lives during the war.
Krk Bridge is a 1.4 km long arch bridge connecting the Croatian island of Krk to the mainland and on Sunday night it looked as if it was on fire as Armada put on a show.
The flare show, which took two months to prepare, could be seen kilometers away as traffic was stopped for five minutes as the 222 flares were lit.
On Sunday, Croatia commemorated the military victory on 5 August 1995, known as Operation Storm, when the Croatian army took over a self-proclaimed Serb entity in Croatia.
Operation Storm began at 5 am on 4 August 1995 and in just 84 hours 10,500 square kilometers had been liberated by the 200,000 Croatian soldiers who took part in the operation.