16 September 2015 (Wednesday), 11:00 a.m., at NMMH (92 “Cherkovna” str., entrance from “Omurtag” str., Sofia)
The National Museum of Military History and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organise a donation ceremony to mark the 25th Anniversary of the organized Pro-Atlantic movement in New Europe, conceived in the Bulgarian Parliament in 1990.
The Bulgarian automobile was first shown in 1991 by CNN when it was used for “kidnapping” the then NATO Secretary-General Manfred Woerner. Later, some of the most remarkable modern celebrities peacefully rode in it, and it even received the blessing of Pope John Paul II in 2002 as a symbol of the Euro-Atlantic orientation of Bulgaria. Now the automobile will be officially donated by its owner Dr. Solomon Passy to the National Museum of Military History.
The cardboard vehicle, a defining feature of Communist reality before 1989, later turned into a symbol of the striving of the Bulgarian Atlanticists for unity with the West, will now become part of the exposition of the National Museum of Military History – the first museum in the country to represent the Bulgarian path towards NATO.
A special guest to the event will be H.E. Roderick Moore, chargé d’affaires of the US Embassy in Sofia. In 1990 he became a godfather and later an honourable director of the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria – the only national Pro-Atlantic organisation ever operating on the territory of the Warsaw Pact.
The ceremony will take place on 16 September 2015 (Wednesday), at NMMH (92 “Cherkovna” str., entrance from “Omurtag” str., Sofia), at 11:00 a.m.