Video – 2018 Gala – Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of BiH Statehood

May 11, 2018 – Washington, D.C. – On Saturday May 5, 2018, Bosnian Americans and friends of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) gathered in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed and dedicated their lives for Bosnian statehood, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. “Bosnia regained its statehood in 1943 as a country with one of the strongest, if not the strongest, anti-fascist movements in Nazi-occupied Europe. Our statehood was reborn through bloody struggle of Bosnians of all political persuasions within the People’s Liberation Movement led by Tito. One of the greatest achievements of Bosnian nation is that we were one of the very few nations in Europe not to be liberated from Nazism by the Allied forces. We liberated ourselves. Again, in the 1990s we managed to defend ourselves against overwhelming odds. However, I believe that the lowest common denominator of Bosnian history is tolerance of the other. That is why I believe that us Bosnians became such good and proud Americans today,” stated ACBH President Ajla Delkic.