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Veterandagen vid Sjöhistoriska museet på Djurgården i Stockholm. Foto: Ann Törnkvist
The Swedish military gave medals to veterans at a ceremony in Stockholm. Photo: Ann Törnkvist.
veterans day

Sweden honours wounded soldiers

"No one thinks 'it will happen to me'"
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At a ceremony on Tuesday attended by the defence minister and Prince Carl Philip, wounded Swedish veterans were given medals and thanks. Those in favour of the new national Veterans Day says it is a way to thank military men and women for their sacrifice. Sceptics wonder if it is a way to add glamour to the military, which can no longer rely on conscription for new recruits.

Radio Sweden's Ann Törnkvist attended the ceremony and met with injured veteran Bengt Flodin.

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