President Kučan's Speech on National Day Holiday
Ljubljana, 25 June - SLOVENIA/INDEPENDENCE/KUČAN/SPEECH
Tonight is a time of remembering. A time when we may remember together that evening of five years ago; and that day when we crossed the threshold into our own independent state. It was a magical moment of transcendence and pride. In its greatness and splendour the dreams of the Slovenes were transformed into the right and duty to choose for ourselves, the right to our own state. And from that moment on, we witnessed a new time, a time of responsibility for our own state, said Slovenia's President Milan Kučan in his speech at the central ceremony on the occasion of the National Day holiday and the 5th anniversary of Slovenia's independence.
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