Those first two conferences included officers attending from Australia, Germany, UK, and the USA. They were people from the first generation of migrants (refugees), born during the period 1935 – 1950. Their connection with Latvia was very close. Following the centenary celebration of the Latvian State and its structure, it should now be possible to organise the third worldwide Latvian officers’ conference. This could take place during July – August in 2022. Participants could come from, what is now, the second and even third generation of people with Latvian connections. My view is that such a conference would be beneficial for the officer delegates themselves, for the Latvian state and for their home countries.
At this time the main requirement is to gather information about the current situation, and whether there are serving and retired officers who would be ready to travel to Latvia to take part in activities. A concrete programme would be produced, to include personal interactions, visits to military divisions, and certainly cultural activities. And here I am again ready to confirm – this would be mutually beneficial.
Gaidis Andrejs Zeibots
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