92 to Visvaldis Voins
Today, September 16, we celebrate veteran, retired lieutenant colonel Visvaldis Voins 92nd birthday. He was one of main biathlon promoter after World War II, member of the Latvian national team in firefighting sports, the first in the USSR and one of three Latvian people who awarded with three "For bravery in fire" medals. In his honour, the well-known artist Valentīna Zeile created a bronze bust in the 1970s.
After retiring from the service, V.Voins actively participates in the improvement and development of the Latvian Fire Museum collection, organizes and supports events for firefighting veterans.
We wish Visvaldis Voin a lot of happiness, strong health, inexhaustible energy and many years!