Author: Liubomir Veselinov, 25.02.2013
The honorary president of the municipal organization of the war veterans Slavcho Andreev celebrated his 95th birthday. It was an occasioned visited by Anton Trifonov, deputy mayor of the Municipality, and Simeon Iliev, Chair of the Pensioners Club in the town, who gave presents to the anniversary hero.
The Congratulatory address by Boris Nikolov, mayor of Belogradchik municipality read:
It is a great pleasure for me to congratulate you on your birthday and for turning 95. It is a jubilee, an honorable age, a life filled with lots of work and hope for a better future.
Even nowadays you are probably returning in your memories to the difficult childhood of poverty and neediness, the difficult mature life of hard manual work in the difficult fight for survival, self-assertion, and the times of moral satisfaction.
Your memory will forever remember you active participation in the Second World War, the bravery and heroism displayed, especially in the battle to defend the city of Nis, Serbia. For your active operations during the war you were awarded orders and medals, the biggest recognition being the “Order for Bravery – ІVth class”. You were also awarded medals and other distinctions for considerable achievement in the development of the tailoring trade in the town.
Naturally, you had many other nice and joyful times in your life. These mostly have to do with the family and your closest ones, with the joy of building your own house, of getting good results from the personal farm.
It is very honorable of you that at such ripe old age you are still involved in public work as the honorary president of the municipal organization of the war veterans.Throughout your life you have preserved the humane part of you and the good, cordial relations with people, for which they are so grateful to you!
Let me once more congratulate you on your birthday and wish you strong will and courage in life, lots of health and happy moments, and even more longevity!
Yet again grandpa Slavcho proved a good and engrossing story teller, in great detail as well – remembering dates and years, he told his guests about the most important moments in his professional and living path. He will forever remember the birthday, which, by a fortuitous turn of circumstances, found him in Moscow, on the Red Square. The war veteran, despite being the eldest municipality citizen, still does not use spectacles and boasts a very vivid memory. There is lots of lov and appreciation in his words about his closest ones, saying that his daughter Tsetsa and grandson Sasho are pure gold, and of his companion in life – grandma Verka, who this year will turn 90 – that she is priceless and that he only reached such old age thanks to her.
At the end the anniversary hero and his guest parted after agreeing to get together again for his 100 anniversary.