Two years ago the President of Ukraine signed the decree, in compliance with which in a calendar of significant dates on December 14 became Day of celebration of participants of elimination of consequences of the Chernobyl accident. Date is dated for end on December 14, 1986 "sarcophagus" constructions over the fourth destroyed power unit of station. The object with the official name "shelter" was constructed in 7 months after tragic accident by efforts of hundreds thousands of people.
More than 320 thousand people took part in carrying out complex actions for elimination of consequences of Chernobyl accident, among them - 3731 nikolayevets. In the forefront liquidators there were 6217 firefighters from all areas of Ukraine, from the Nikolaev area of 160 workers of fire protection liquidated accident consequences, 68 of them, directly, in 1986. Painfully to speak about it, but eleven Chernobyl veterans - firefighters of Nikolayevshchina already aren't present among live - the age to them was truncated by the illnesses caused by excessive doses of radiation radiation.
On December 12 in Nikolaev in the square of Chernobyl veterans meeting - the requiem took place. Before a granite monument "A grieving angel of Chernobyl" in a uniform rank veterans - Chernobyl veterans, liquidators of accident on the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, staff of garrison of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Nikolaev area, the area management, representatives of the regional organizations were built.
The present assigned flowers to a monument and observed a minute of silence for memory of victims and the died Chernobyl veterans. As it was noted during meeting, day of the Chernobyl tragedy is a date of national memory and grief on the lost liquidators, celebrations of everything who rescued the earth from accident.