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Several hundred pay last respects to nation's founding father

Bohinjska Bistrica, 23 October - Several hundred mourners gathered in the town of Bohinjska Bistrica (NW) on Friday for the funeral of France Bučar, one of the founding fathers of independent Slovenia, who President Borut Pahor said would always remain an inspiration to the nation.

Bohinjska Bistrica
France Bučar, a key figure of Slovenia's independence, laid to rest with full military honours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Bohinjska Bistrica
France Bučar, a key figure of Slovenia's independence, laid to rest with full military honours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Bohinjska Bistrica
France Bučar, a key figure of Slovenia's independence, laid to rest with full military honours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Bohinjska Bistrica
France Bučar, a key figure of Slovenia's independence, laid to rest with full military honours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Bohinjska Bistrica
France Bučar, a key figure of Slovenia's independence, laid to rest with full military honours.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Bohinjska Bistrica
President Borut Pahor addresses a funeral ceremony for France Bučar.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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