The Estonian Army which fought in the War of Independence consisted purely of volunteers. The war claimed 5,000 Estonian lives and left 15,000 injured. Many Finnish soldiers and the British Royal Navy also aided the Estonians in their quest for freedom.
Memorial services will be held all throughout Estonia today in rememberance of our brave soldiers who secured our beloved country's freedom and independence. All Estonians are deeply grateful for these soldiers' courage, commitment and sacrifice. They will never be forgotten.